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Plays by Oscar Wilde (Study Guide) - The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere's Fan, an Ideal Husband, Salome, a Woman of No Importance (Paperback) Loot Price: R368
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Plays by Oscar Wilde (Study Guide) - The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere's Fan, an Ideal Husband, Salome, a...

Plays by Oscar Wilde (Study Guide) - The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere's Fan, an Ideal Husband, Salome, a Woman of No Importance (Paperback)

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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere's Fan, an Ideal Husband, Salome, a Woman of No Importance, the Duchess of Padua, Vera; Or, the Nihilists, a Florentine Tragedy. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. It premiered on 14 February 1895 at the St. James's Theatre in London. Set in late Victorian England in 1895, the play's humour derives in part from characters maintaining fictitious identities to escape unwelcome social obligations. It is replete with witty dialogue and satirises some of the foibles and hypocrisy of late Victorian society. It has proved Wilde's most enduringly popular play. The successful opening night of this play marked the climax of Wilde's career but also heralded his impending downfall. The Marquess of Queensberry, father of Wilde's lover Lord Alfred Douglas, attempted to enter the theatre, intending to throw vegetables at the playwright when he took his bow at the end of the show. Wilde was tipped off and Queensberry was refused admission. Nonetheless, Queensberry's hostility to Wilde was soon to trigger the latter's legal travails and eventual imprisonment. Wilde's notoriety caused the play, despite its success, to be closed after only 83 performances. He never wrote another play. Lady Lancing was the working title of Oscar Wilde's masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest. Lancing is between Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea on the Sussex coast. The village was a popular seaside resort in the mid-19th century, gaining favour from the gentry of the time for its secluded atmosphere. Wilde was said to have accompanied newspaper seller Alphonse Conway on a walk to Lancing from Brighton, whereupon f...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=31067

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 54
ISBN-13: 978-1-155-24918-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-155-24918-6
Barcode: 9781155249186

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