The Importance of Being Earnest

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9781528705516 - The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
9781528705516 - The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
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The Importance of Being Earnest

The play questions the nature and purpose of the institution of marriage, poking fun at the morals, assumptions and constraints found in Victorian values. During the play’s release, Wilde’s social life was aired to the Victorian public after an altercation with his lover’s father, resulting in him being sent to prison for his homosexual relationship.

SKU: 9781528705516 Categories: Poetry & Drama | Plays & Playscripts | Fiction | Humour & Satire |

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Read & Co. Classics presents this brand new edition of Oscar Wilde’s famous play, “The Importance of Being Earnest”, first performed in London in 1895. The play questions the nature and purpose of the institution of marriage, poking fun at the morals, assumptions and constraints found in Victorian values. During the play’s release, Wilde’s social life was aired to the Victorian public after an altercation with his lover’s father, resulting in him being sent to prison for his homosexual relationship. Oscar Wilde (1884-1900) was an Irish author, playwright and poet. He moved from Dublin to Oxford where he studied under renowned art critics Walter Pater and John Ruskin and became associated with the literary and philosophical movement of Aestheticism.

Book Details

Author

Oscar Wilde

Imprint

Read & Co. Classics

ISBN

9781528705516, 9781528785822

Formats Available

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Pages

118

Publication Date

26 June 2018

Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

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