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The importance of being earnest : and other plays, (ebook)

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The importance of being earnest : and other plays
Title
The importance of being earnest
Title remainder
and other plays
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays" brings together Oscar Wilde's most popular plays which first appeared between 1891 and 1895. Despite his relatively short theatrical career, Wilde's plays have enjoyed a sustained popularity. A classic satire of Victorian society, "The Importance of Being Earnest" is one of the author's most frequently performed works. The play trivializes its characters, who through a series of deceptions pretend to be people that they are not in order to escape the burdensome demands of social conventions. "Salome", originally written in French, is a retelling of the Biblical story of Salome, who requests the head of John the Baptist, Jokanaan in the play, for dancing the dance of the seven veils. "A Woman of No Importance" concerns Mrs. Arbuthnot, a woman who has been scorned by society for having an illicit affair and conceiving a child out of wedlock. "An Ideal Husband" is the story of an up-and-coming politician with a secret past and the blackmail scheme to keep that secret quiet. "Lady Windermere's Fan" is the tale of Lady Windermere who suspects her husband of infidelity when he takes an interest in Mrs. Erlynne. Largely a collection of high society satires "The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays" brilliantly exhibits Wilde's dramatic deft
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Midwest
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1854-1900
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Wilde, Oscar
Dewey number
822/.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • 1854-1900
  • 1854-1900
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  • Barnet, Sylvan
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Wilde, Oscar
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  • English drama
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Foundlings
  • England
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adult
Label
The importance of being earnest : and other plays, (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781420955705
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11909926
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11909926
System control number
MWT11909926
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The importance of being earnest : and other plays, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781420955705
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11909926
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11909926
System control number
MWT11909926
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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