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plays of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

plays of Oscar Wilde

by Oscar Wilde

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Published by International Collectors Library in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesSalome, Importance of being earnest, Lady Windermere"s fan, Ideal husband, Woman of no importance
The Physical Object
Pagination394 p. ;
Number of Pages394
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14834819M

  Victorian playwright and poet Oscar Wilde was born in the late 19th century. His works are still widely read and performed today. Best known for his societal plays and novels such as ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ and ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’, Wilde shook the literary world and quickly became a household name. I'd start with his short stories. That's how I was introduced to him. I clearly remember bawling my eyes out after reading “The Nightingale and the Rose” for the first time at the age of eight. That story was so heartbreaking that I shelved the co.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Bird, Alan. Plays of Oscar Wilde. London: Vision Press, (OCoLC) Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde. Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October – 30 November ) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early s.

The Plays of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde took London by storm with his first comedy, Lady Windermeres Fan. The combination of dazzling wit, subtle social criticism, sumptuous settings and the theme of a guilty secret proved a winner, both here and in his next three plays, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and his undisputed masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest. Oscar Wilde was born on Octo , in Dublin, Ireland. He was educated at Trinity College in Dublin and at Magdalen College, Oxford, and settled in London, where he married Constance Lloyd in In the literary world of Victorian London, Wilde fell in with an artistic crowd that included W. B. Yeats, the great Irish poet, and Lillie.


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Oscar Wilde took London by storm with his first comedy, Lady Windermere's Fan. The combination of dazzling wit, subtle social criticism, sumptuous settings and the theme of a guilty secret proved a winner, both here and in his next three plays, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and his undisputed masterpiece, The Importance of Being by: 6.

An Ideal collection of Fan-tastic plays by Oscar Wilde, the Importance of which can be appreciated on reading (see what I did there?). Anyway, a great collection of plays - they read as well as they play when acted on stage, with the wit coming through even when read, almost more than when spoken/5(50).

Oscar Wilde took London by storm with his first comedy, Lady Windermere's Fan. The combination of dazzling wit, subtle social criticism, sumptuous settings and the theme of a guilty secret proved a winner, both here and in his next three plays, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and his undisputed masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest/5.

About Oscar Wilde. Oscar Wilde (–) was an Irish writer, poet, and playwright. His novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, brought him lasting recognition, and he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era with a series of witty social.

With an Introduction and Notes by Anne Varty, Royal Holloway, University of London Oscar Wilde took London by storm with his first comedy, 'Lady Windermere's Fan'.

The combination of dazzling wit, subtle social criticism, sumptuous settings and the theme of a guilty secret proved a winner, both here and in his next three plays, 'A Woman of No Importance', 'An Ideal Husband', and his undisputed 4/5(1).

Wilde wrote nine plays in all between and His fame as a dramatist rests on four comedies – Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest –, and the tragedy plays continue to dazzle audiences even a century after his death.

This Vintage edition of The Plays_of Oscar Wilde contains the plays that made Wilde one of the most important dramatists of his time, including The Importance of Being Earnest, one of the great works of modern literature. Oscar Wilde's plays demonstrate once again why their author must be seen as both an inaugurator and a master of : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Author Oscar Wilde was known for his acclaimed works including 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' and 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' as well as his brilliant wit, flamboyant style and infamous Born:   Buy The Plays of Oscar Wilde (Wordsworth Classics) by Oscar Wilde (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(52). Oscar Wilde took London by storm with his first comedy, Lady Windermere's Fan. The combination of dazzling wit, subtle social criticism, sumptuous settings and the theme of a guilty secret proved a winner, both here and in his next three plays, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and his undisputed masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest.

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The Plays of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). Free download or read online The Importance of Being Earnest pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Oscar Wilde.

The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of 76 pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this classics, plays story are Lane, John Worthing/5.

While Oscar Wilde is not Shakespeare unarguably the best playwright, he is incredibly good and all three plays show it. Salome is a short 'biblical' play, Lady Windermere's Fan is a bit longer and with the exception of the naivete suffered by the Lady of the title incredibly well written as well.5/5(5).

Oscar Wilde was a flamboyant and vivacious playwright of the 19th century. He studied at Oxford and was a keen classicist.

He wrote a number of great plays as well as essays, poetry and novels. His most famous play and the uncontested number one on this list, ‘The Important of being Earnest’ is a fantastic farcical comedy that simply must be read by any actor, playwright or decent human being. Oscar Wilde The ever-quotable Oscar Wilde () was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet who delighted Victorian England with his legendary wit.

He found critical and popular success with his scintillating plays, chiefly The Importance of Being Earnest, while his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, scandalized readers. This Vintage edition of The Plays_of Oscar Wilde contains the plays that made Wilde one of the most important dramatists of his time, including The Importance of Being Earnest, one of the great works of modern literature.

Oscar Wilde's plays demonstrate once again why their author must be seen as both an inaugurator and a master of modernism.4/5(1). Including some of Oscar Wilde’s most well-known and infamous plays, Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest, this collection of the infamous writer’s works displays his brilliant, quick wit to its full glory.

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Finished. The plays of Oscar Wilde. The plays of Oscar Wilde. This Vintage edition of The Plays of Oscar Wilde contains the plays that made Wilde one of the most important dramatists of his time, including The Importance of Being Earnest, one of the great works of modern literature. Oscar Wilde's plays demonstrate once again why their author must be seen as both an inaugurator and a master of modernism.The Plays of Oscar Wilde (Volume II only) by Wilde, Oscar Seller Quercus Rare Books Published Condition Very Good Plus Edition First American Edition.InOscar Wilde was tried for homosexuality and was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison.

Tragically, this downfall came at the height of his career, as his plays, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, were playing to full houses in London. He was greatly weakened by the privations of prison life, and moved to Book Edition: Enriched Classic.