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The importance of being earnest

a trivial comedy for serious people

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Published by L. Smithers in London .

About the Book

Set in England during the late Victorian era, 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. - Wikipedia. Play script, including biographical notes, textual details and information about the staging of the play.

Edition Notes

English and American drama of the nineteenth century

The Physical Object

151 p.

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