The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde





Category: Literary Criticism

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The private and social worlds of three families are revealed through the experiences of the heroine, Fanny Price.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Broadview Press


Category: Drama

Page: 224

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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.

Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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A collection of critical essays on Wilde's comedic play "The Importance of Being Earnest" arranged in chronological order of publication.

The Plays of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions


Category: Drama

Page: 444

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Oscar Wilde took London by storm with his first comedy, Lady Windermere's Fan. His other plays include: A Woman of No Importance and The Importance of Being Earnest. This work features Wilde's plays ranging from his early tragedy era to the controversial Salome and little known fragments, La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy.

Bloom's How to Write about Oscar Wilde

Author: Amy S. Watkin

Publisher: Infobase Publishing


Category: Criticism

Page: 209

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Known for his poetic transformation of New England and nature, Robert Frost has retained his position through the years as one of the essential American poets of the 20th century. This book explores his classic works, including The Road Not Taken, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, and The Death of the Hired Man.

Oscar Wilde's Decorated Books

Author: Nicholas Frankel

Publisher: University of Michigan Press


Category: Art

Page: 222

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"This book will appeal to specialists of Oscar Wilde and the Victorian fin de siecle, to textual and literary scholars, art historians, and linguistic philosophers interested in the graphical nature of the linguistic sign."--BOOK JACKET.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1974: January-June

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress


Category: Copyright

Page: 1522

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Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare


Author: John Polley

Publisher: Pearson York Notes



Page: 88

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This edition of York Notes for Romeo & Juliet has been replaced with a brand new edition which is available to buy now with the ISBN9781408248829.

The Artist as Critic

Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 446

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Presents a collection of Oscar Wilde's book reviews.