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- A TRAVEL COMEDY FOR SERIOUS PEOPLE: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
DetailsWhat happens when two women fall in love with ‘Ernest’ and Ernest doesn’t exist? the Importance of Being Earnest!Secret identities, alter-egos, invented romances and someone named Ernest..While Jack Worthing leads a double life—representing himself as Ernest—little does he know what he is setting himself for. Things get interesting or worse, when his friend, Algernon Moncrieff, also impersonates Ernest, all in the pursuit of winning his lady love!What ensues is a satire that will tickle you, scintillate you and leave you in awe, admiring Wilde’s deftness and capacity to produce powerful social comedies.A play that has thrilled readers for over a century, the Importance of Being Earnest, is a brilliant experiment in Victorian melodrama, replete with its farcical conventions and pinching satire.Subtitled a Trivial Comedy for Serious People, this amusing, eccentric farce brings for you as one of its paradoxes the impossibility of being either earnest or moral while claiming to be so. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Oscar Wilde, a late-Victorian Irish writer. Chiefly remembered today as a playwright, especially for The Importance of being Earnest, and as the author of The Picture of Dorian Gray; Wilde's oeuvre includes criticism, poetry, children's fiction, and a large selection of reviews, lectures and journalism. His private correspondence has also been published.Wilde was declared bankrupt to pay legal costs after his conviction for "gross indecency", and his possessions - including manuscripts, letters, books and presentation volumes of all the major literary figures of his day - were sold by auction. This has made bibliographical (and biographical) studies of unpublished work more difficult since they are widely dispersed, some in private ownership. The largest collection of Wilde's letters, manuscripts, and other material relating to his literary circle are housed at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. A number of Wilde's letters and manuscripts can also be found at The British Library, as well as public and private collections throughout Britain, the United States and France.
SKU Code PRK B 2252 Weight in Kg 0.1600 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9788175992856 Author Name OSCAR WILDE Publisher Name FINGERPRINT