The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

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Who would have thought a comedy of manners written more than 100 years ago would still be so apt and so funny? Oscar Wilde was a genius of play-writing, and his deftness, wit and sharp eye for social satire keep audiences in thrall to this day. Alongside Earnest, discover a biblical tragedy retold, Lady Windemere and her infamous fan and Wilde's take on an ideal husband, in this selection of Wilde's most important plays.

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Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was an influential figure within the Aesthetic Movement. He is best known for his barbed wit and his highly successful plays.

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"[The Importance of Being Earnest] has a strong claim to being the most perfect comedy in the English language." —Daily Telegraph
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