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The Importance of Being Earnest

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by Oscar Wilde


Here is Oscar Wilde's most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions in countless productions since its first performance in London's St. James' Theatre on February 14, 1895. The Importance of Being Earnest is celebrated not only for the lighthearted ingenuity of its plot, but for its inspired dialogue, rich with scintillating epigrams still savored by all who enjoy artful conversation.
From the play's effervescent beginnings in Algernon Moncrieff's London flat to its hilarious denouement in the drawing room of Jack Worthing's country manor in Hertfordshire, this comic masterpiece keeps audiences breathlessly anticipating a new bon mot or a fresh twist of plot moment to moment. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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Book Information

Copyright year 1990
ISBN-13 9780486264783
ISBN-10 0486264785
Class Copyright
Publisher Dover Publications Incorporated
File Size 32 MB
Number of Pages 64
Shelf No. KT481
Grade Range 6
Ages 11
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