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Book Title: The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Oscar Wilde Classic Plays|
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The author of the book: Oscar Wilde
Edition: Pearl Necklace Books
Date of issue: March 17th 2013
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• This book three plays bounds together British playwright Oscar Wilde's greatest plays from the early 1890s: Lady Windemere’s Fan, An Ideal Husband & The Importance of Being Earnest.
Lady Windemere’s Fan
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Lady Windermere takes a lover after discovering that her husband may be involved with a woman he invites to her birthday ball. In typical Wilde style, the play is a mixture of witty banter with a biting theme. Wilde’s satire of Victorian morals and marriage was published in 1893.
The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.
This is high farce in which the main characters maintain fictitious personalities to escape their social obligations. The dialogue has made it one of Wilde’s most popular and enduring plays, including the line: "Oh! it is absurd to have a hard and fast rule about what one should read and what one shouldn't. More than half of modern culture depends on what one shouldn't read." The play was first performed in 1895.
An Ideal Husband
Over the course of 24 hours, Wilde explores private and public honour involving blackmail and political corruption. Should we be judged by our past? Wilde’s view can be summed up in the line: “Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.” The work was first published in 1893.
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Read information about the authorOscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest.
As the result of a widely covered series of trials, Wilde suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years hard labour after being convicted of "gross indecency" with other men. After Wilde was released from prison he set sail for Dieppe by the night ferry. He never returned to Ireland or Britain, and died in poverty.