The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author: Oscar Wilde
Release: 1910
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 246
ISBN: CORNELL:31924013571397
Language: en
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The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author: Oscar Wilde
Release: 1973
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 127
ISBN: 0225659026
Language: en
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The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays
Author: Oscar Wilde
Release: 2014-07-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781451685985
Language: en
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Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. Wilde’s classic comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest, a satire of Victorian social hypocrisy and considered Wilde’s greatest dramatic achievement, and his other popular plays—Lady Windermere’s Fan, An Ideal Husband, and Salome—challenged contemporary notions of sex and sensibility, class and cultural identity. Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author’s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research. Read with confidence.

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays
Author: Oscar Wilde
Release: 2012-02-07
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781101560150
Language: en
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A universal favorite, The Importance of Being Earnest displays Oscar Wilde's theatrical genius at its brilliant best. Subtitled "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People", this hilarious attack on Victorian manners and morals turns a pompous world on its head, lets duplicity lead to happiness, and makes riposte the highest form of art. Also included in this special collection are Wilde's first comedy success, Lady Windermere's Fan, and his richly sensual melodrama, Salome.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author: Oscar Wilde
Release: 1976-01-01
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780380012770
Language: en
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The Importance of Being Earnest shows a full measure of Oscar Wilde's legendary wit, and embodies more than any of his other plays, his decency and warmth. This edition contains substantial excerpts from the original four-act version which was never produed, as well as the full test of the final three-act version, selections from Wilde's correspondence, and commentary by George Bernard Shaw, Max Beerbohm, St. John Hankin, and James Agate.

The Importance of Being Earnest Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest   Other Plays
Author: Oscar Wilde
Release: 2017-03-23
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Pages: 472
ISBN: 9781509846740
Language: en
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The four great comedies of Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and 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 continue to pack theatres, and have been adapted for every kind of media. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays echoes the book form in which Wilde originally insisted his plays were published, and includes illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley and an afterword by Ned Halley. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

The Importance of Not Being Earnest

The Importance of Not Being Earnest
Author: Wallace Chafe
Release: 2007-02-01
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing
Pages: 167
ISBN: 9789027292971
Language: en
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The thesis of this book is that neither laughter nor humor can be understood apart from the feeling that underlies them. This feeling is a mental state in which people exclude some situation from their knowledge of how the world really is, thereby inhibiting seriousness where seriousness would be counterproductive. Laughter is viewed as an expression of this feeling, and humor as a set of devices designed to trigger it because it is so pleasant and distracting. Beginning with phonetic analyses of laughter, the book examines ways in which the feeling behind the laughter is elicited by both humorous and nonhumorous situations. It discusses properties of this feeling that justify its inclusion in the repertoire of human emotions. Against this background it illustrates the creation of humor in several folklore genres and across several cultures. Finally, it reconciles this understanding with various already familiar ways of explaining humor and laughter.

A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance
Author: Oscar Wilde
Release: 1895*
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 182
ISBN: 0712904115
Language: en
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The Originals The Importance of Being Earnest

The Originals   The Importance of Being Earnest
Author: Oscar Wilde
Release: 2022-03-27
Editor: Om Books International
Pages: 83
ISBN: 9789352766840
Language: en
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The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Two women fall in love with men of the same name. This mythical suitor is called ‘Ernest’, a name that has been adopted by both Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff to win the hearts of their beloved, Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew, respectively. As Pandemonium breaks out at Jack’s country home on the same weekend and while the identity of ‘Ernest’ is still uncertain, only an insignificant handbag and an old nursemaid can save the day! A farce where characters take on fictitious roles, Oscar Wilde’s the importance of Being earnest is a delightful Carnival of lovers in conflict, warped identities, clandestine arrangements, witticism and incisive, artful conversations. The eccentricity and effervescence in Wilde’s plot and characters are enjoyed by readers and viewers even today. Ever since it was first performed in London’s St. James’ theatre on 14 February 1895, this brilliant tour de force has inspired many other adaptations. The importance of Being earnest remains an Evergreen classic.

The Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde

The Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde
Author: Stephen Raby
Release: 1997-10-16
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 307
ISBN: 0521479878
Language: en
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Introduction to one of the theatre's most important and enigmatic writers.

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays
Author: Oscar Wilde,Sylvan Barnet
Release: 2012-02
Editor: Signet Classics
Pages: 201
ISBN: 0451531892
Language: en
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Offers newly edited texts of five of the British playwright's works, including the great farcial comedy The Importance of Being Earnest.. Reissue.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author: Oscar Wilde
Release: 1899
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 180
ISBN: HARVARD:32044004648986
Language: en
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Subtitled “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People,” Wilde’s play is a brilliantly satirical comedy of manners, sending up the absurdity of Victorian social mores and cleverly critiquing the conventions of love and marriage. The tale of two gentlemen who adopt fictitious identities in order to woo the objects of their affections is Wilde’s most beloved work, considered to be one of the wittiest plays ever written in English. The glowing critical reception in London on opening night at the St. James Theater in 1895 marked the high point of Wilde’s career as a writer.

Gone Away Lake

Gone Away Lake
Author: Elizabeth Enright
Release: 2000
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0152022724
Language: en
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Portia and her cousin Julian discover adventure in a hidden colony of forgotten summer houses on the shores of a swampy lake.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author: Peter Raby
Release: 1995
Editor: Macmillan Reference USA
Pages: 117
ISBN: STANFORD:36105016295763
Language: en
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Analyzes both the social context and the literary artistry of Oscar Wilde's comedic play

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays
Author: Oscar Wilde
Release: 2008-04-17
Editor: Oxford Paperbacks
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780199535972
Language: en
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Offers newly edited texts of five of the British playwright's works, including the great farcial comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest."

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author: Oscar Wilde
Release: 2014-11-29
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 58
ISBN: 1503331741
Language: en
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The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. 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 to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde's artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.The successful opening night marked the climax of Wilde's career but also heralded his downfall. The Marquess of Queensberry, whose son Lord Alfred Douglas was Wilde's lover, planned to present the writer with a bouquet of rotten vegetables and disrupt the show. Wilde was tipped off and Queensberry was refused admission. Soon afterwards their feud came to a climax in court, where Wilde's homosexual double life was revealed to the Victorian public and he was eventually sentenced to imprisonment. His notoriety caused the play, despite its early success, to be closed after 86 performances. After his release, he published the play from exile in Paris, but he wrote no further comic or dramatic work.

Bunbury

Bunbury
Author: Leo Rockas
Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: America Star Books
Pages: 110
ISBN: 1462641660
Language: en
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The fictional Bunbury comes to life with distressing and amusing results for Algernon, Jack (Ernest), Gwendolen, Cecily, Lady Bracknell, Dr. Chasuble, and Miss Prism.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author: Fiona Gregory
Release: 2012-01-10
Editor: Insight Publications
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9781921411007
Language: en
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Insight Study Guides are written by experts and cover a range of popular literature, plays and films. Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answers and summaries.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author: Oscar Wilde
Release: 1994
Editor: Heinemann
Pages: 77
ISBN: 0435233033
Language: en
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Theatre program.

The Importance of Being Earnest and Four Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Four Other Plays
Author: Oscar Wilde
Release: 2003
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company
Pages: 384
ISBN: 159308059X
Language: en
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The Importance of Being Earnest and Four Other Plays, by Oscar Wilde, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences?biographical, historical, and literary?to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. 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 an 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 includes 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 Salomé?all written between 1891 and 1895, Wilde's most creative period. George Bernard Shaw said of Oscar Wilde that he is ?our most thorough playwright. He plays with everything: with wit, with philosophy, with drama, with actors and audience, with the whole theater.” Kenneth Krauss received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He teaches drama at the College of Saint Rose, where he also directs and produces. His most recent book is The Drama of Fallen France, on French theater under the German Occupation.