The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays (Enriched Classic) (Hardcover)

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Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship
Wilde's classic comedy of manners, "The Importance of Being Earnest," and his other popular plays -- "Lady Windermere's Fan," "An Ideal Husband," and "Salome" -- challenged comtemporary notions of sex and sensibility, class and cultural identity.
This Enriched Classic Edition includes:
A concise introduction that gives readers important background information
A chronology of the author's life and work
A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context
An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations
Detailed explanatory notes
Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work
Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction
A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience
Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.
Series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780606346627
ISBN-10: 0606346627
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: August 1st, 2005
Pages: 400
Language: English