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The four great comedies of Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan , A Woman of No Importance , An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest , were all written at the height of the controversial Irish author's powers in his last, doomed decade, the 1890s. They remain among the most-loved, and most-quoted, of all drama in the English language. Along with Salome , his darkly decadent dramatization of the Bible story, these immortal plays continue to pack theatres, and have been adapted for every kind of media.
This Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Importance of Being Earnest &
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Produktbeschreibung
The four great comedies of Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, were all written at the height of the controversial Irish author's powers in his last, doomed decade, the 1890s. They remain among the most-loved, and most-quoted, of all drama in the English language. Along with Salome, his darkly decadent dramatization of the Bible story, these immortal plays continue to pack theatres, and have been adapted for every kind of media.

This Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays echoes the book form in which Wilde originally insisted his plays were published, and includes illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley and an afterword by Ned Halley.

Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

  • Produktdetails
  • Macmillan Collector's Library 101
  • Verlag: Macmillan Collector's Library / Macmillan Publishers International
  • Main Market Ed.
  • Seitenzahl: 472
  • Altersempfehlung: ab 18 Jahren
  • Erscheinungstermin: 23. März 2017
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 157mm x 103mm x 27mm
  • Gewicht: 252g
  • ISBN-13: 9781509827848
  • ISBN-10: 1509827846
  • Artikelnr.: 44945757
Autorenporträt
Wilde, Oscar§
Oscar Fingal O'Flaherty Wills Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854. He studied at Trinity College Dublin and then at Magdalen College Oxford where he started the cult of 'Aestheticism', which involves making an art of life. Following his marriage to Constance Lloyd in 1884, he published several books of stories ostensibly for children and one novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891).

Wilde's first success as a playwright was with Lady Windemere's Fan in 1892. He followed this up with A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, all performed on the London stage between 1892 and 1895. However Wilde's homosexual relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas was exposed by the young man's father, the Marquis of Queensbury. Wilde brought a libel suit against Queensbury but lost and was sentenced to two year's imprisonment. He was released in 1897 and fled to France where he died a broken man in 1900.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction
Biography
Further Reading
Lady Windemere's Fan
A Woman of No Importance
An Ideal Husband
The Importance of Being Earnest
Salome