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Importance of Being Earnest (Original) (Paperback) (Oscar Wilde)

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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.
Edition: Original
Number of Pages: 72.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Language: English
Series Title: Original World's Classics
Book format: Paperback
Pricing Code - MMBV: N
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher - MMBV: Createspace Independent Pub
Street Date: April 5, 2016
TCIN: 51736412
UPC: 9781530883530
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-3923

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