The Importance of Being Earnest and Four Other Plays by Oscar Wilde
The Importance of Being Earnest was published by Fine Creative Media, Inc. in New York, New York.
The Importance of Being Earnest is a play that was written by Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde and published in 1895. The play's back cover synopsis reads as follows:
"Oscar Wilde's legendary wit dazzles in the Importance of Being Earnest, one of the greatest and most popular works of drama to emerge from Victorian England. A light-hearted satire of the absurdity of all forms and conventions, this comic masterpiece features and unforgettable cast of characters who, as critic Max Beerbohm observed, 'speak a kind of beautiful nonsense - the language of high comedy, twisted into fantasy.'
This collection also included Oscar Wilde's most famous comedies, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, and An Ideal Husband, as well as his poetic tragedy Salome - all written between 1891 and 1895, Wilde's most creative period. George Bernard Shaw called Oscar Wilde 'our most thorough playwright. He plays with everything: with wit, philosophy, with drama, with actors and audience, with the whole theater.'"
The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde's most popular work and it was adapted into films in 1952, 1992 and 2002. It was the last comic and dramatic play that Wilde published.
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