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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Collectors Library
Publication date March 21, 2017
Pages 472
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781509827848
ISBN-10 1509827846
Dimensions 0 by 3.70 by 5.90 in.
Original list price $12.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

The four great comedies of Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husbandand The Importance of Being Earnest, were all written at the height of the controversial Irish author's powers in his last, doomed decade, the 1890s. They remain among the most-loved, and most-quoted, of all drama in the English language. Along with Salome, his darkly decadent dramatization of the Bible story, these immortal plays have continued to pack theatres to this day, and have been adapted for every kind of media. The plays were originally published in book form at Wilde's own insistence, the better to spread his genius wide.

Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley, with an afterword by Ned Halley.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781509827848
 
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from Collectors Library (March 21, 2017); titled "The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays"
9781509827848 | details & prices | 472 pages | List price $12.99
This edition also contains The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays, The Importance of Being Earnest: And Other Plays
About: Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780451531896
 
Reprint edition from Signet Classic (February 7, 2012)
9780451531896 | details & prices | 201 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $4.95
About: A universal favorite, The Importance of Being Earnest displays Oscar Wilde's theatrical genius at its brilliant best.
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781509827848
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Collectors Library (March 21, 2017); titled "The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays"
9781509827848 | details & prices | 472 pages | List price $12.99
This edition also contains The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays, The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays
About: Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780606346627
 
Reprint edition from Turtleback Books (August 1, 2005)
9780606346627 | details & prices | 378 pages | 4.25 × 6.50 × 1.50 in. | 0.52 lbs | List price $14.70
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
Hardcover
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The price comparison is for this edition
With Oscar Wilde | from Collectors Library (March 21, 2017); titled "The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays"
9781509827848 | details & prices | 472 pages | List price $12.99
This edition also contains The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays, The Importance of Being Earnest: And Other Plays
About: Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles.
from Buccaneer Books (June 1, 1988); titled "Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays"
9780899665757 | details & prices | List price $21.95
About: This series presents students with a library of outstanding plays, many of which are otherwise unobtainable, or available only in out-of-date or unannotated editions.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140436068 Book cover for 9780192834447 Book cover for 9780451525055 Book cover for 9780787112950 Book cover for 9780812967142 Book cover for 9781416500421
 
With Alyssa Harad | from Pocket Classics (July 26, 2005)
9781416500421 | details & prices | 378 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.42 lbs | List price $4.95
About: Each volume in a collection of affordable, readable editions of some of the world's greatest works of literature features a chronology of the author's life and career, a concise introduction containing valuable background information, a timeline of significant events, an outline of key plot points and themes, detailed explanatory notes, critical analyses, discussion questions, and a list of recommended books and films.
With Terrence McNally (other contributor) | from Modern Library (June 1, 2004); titled "The Importance of Being Earnest: And Other Plays"
9780812967142 | details & prices | 257 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.48 lbs | List price $10.95
About: Oscar Wilde created his final and most lasting play, comic masterpieces of all time, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, in 1895.
With Richard Allen Cave (other contributor) | from Penguin Classics (March 1, 2001)
9780140436068 | details & prices | 431 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $12.00
About: Algernon pretends to be Jack's troublesome younger brother, in Wilde's satirical assault on nineteenth-century fashions, manners, and morality.
With Peter Raby (other contributor) | from Oxford Univ Pr (October 22, 1998)
9780192834447 | details & prices | 368 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $10.95
About: Oscar Wilde was already one of the best-known literary figures in Britain when he was persuaded to turn his extraordinary talents to the theatre.
from Newstar Pr (February 1, 1997)
9780787112950 | details & prices | List price $6.95
About: A Woman of No Importance, for all its charm, exposes an aristocratic world that is smug, snobbish and morally bankrupt.
With Sylvan Barnet | Reissue edition from Signet Classic (November 1, 1988)
9780451525055 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $4.95
About: Presents the three classic plays 'Salome,' 'Lady Windermere's Fan,' and 'The Importance of Being Earnest'
With Matt Doeden, Richard Bihler (other contributor) | from Viking Pr (June 1, 1986)
9780140482096 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $8.95
This edition also contains Air Show Jets
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (November 1, 1988)
9780606018784 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $13.40
About: Presents the three classic plays 'Salome,' 'Lady Windermere's Fan,' and 'The Importance of Being Earnest'
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780808510000
 
With Sylvan Barnet (other contributor) | from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780808510000 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.70
About: Presents the three classic plays 'Salome,' 'Lady Windermere's Fan,' and 'The Importance of Being Earnest'

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