The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Novel for Serious People

Charles Osborne, Oscar Wilde

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funny informative fast-paced

159 pages | first published 2000

Novelization of Oscar Wilde's Play

The Importance of Being Earnest shows a full measure of Oscar Wilde's legendary wit, and embodies more than any of his other plays, his decency and warmth. This edition contains substantial excerpts from the original four-act version which was never produed, as well as the full test of the final three-act version, selections from Wilde's correspondence, and commentary by George Bernard Shaw, Max Beerbohm, St. John Hankin, and James Agate.

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