The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays (Paperback)

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By Oscar Wilde, Peter Raby (Editor)
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Oscar Wilde was already one of the best-known literary figures in Britain when he was persuaded to turn his extraordinary talents to the theatre. Between 1891 and 1895 he produced a sequence of distinctive plays which spearheaded the dramatic renaissance of the 1890s and retain their power today. This collection offers newly edited texts of Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, Salome, An Ideal Husband, and, arguably the greatest farcical comedy in English, The Importance of Being Earnest.
Under the General Editorship of Dr Michael Cordner of the University of York, the texts of the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation. In addition, there is a scholarly introduction and detailed annotation.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

About the Author


Peter Raby is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Drama Department at Homerton College, Cambridge.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780199535972
ISBN-10: 0199535973
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: June 1st, 2008
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)