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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Broadview Pr
Publication date November 13, 2009
Pages 224
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781551116945
ISBN-10 1551116944
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Published in Canada
Original list price $11.95
Summaries and Reviews
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The Importance of Being Earnest marks a central moment in late-Victorian literature, not only for its wit but also for its role in the shift from a Victorian to a Modern consciousness. The play began its career as a biting satire directed at the very audience who received it so delightedly, but ended its initial run as a harbinger of Wilde’s personal downfall when his lover’s father, who would later bring about Wilde’s arrest and imprisonment, attempted to disrupt the production.

In addition to its focus on the textual history of the play, this Broadview Edition of Earnest provides a wide array of appendices. The edition locates Wilde’s work among the artistic and cultural contexts of the late nineteenth century and will provide scholars, students, and general readers with an important sourcebook for the play and the social, creative, and critical contexts of mid-1890s English life.



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About: The Importance of Being Earnest, century old play first performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations.
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About: Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an extremely popular Irish writer and poet who wrote in different forms throughout his career and became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s.
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About: Oscar Wilde's hilarious play in a beautiful large print edition.
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About: "The Importance of Being Earnest," Oscar Wilde's madcap farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers' entanglements, still delights readers more than a century after its 1895 publication and premiere performance.
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from Broadview Pr (November 13, 2009)
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About: The Importance of Being Earnest marks a central moment in late-Victorian literature, not only for its wit but also for its role in the shift from a Victorian to a Modern consciousness.
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