The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author : Oscar Wilde
Publisher :
Total Pages : 151
Release : 1899
ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044004648986
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Importance of Being Earnest Book Description:

Subtitled “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People,” Wilde’s play is a brilliantly satirical comedy of manners, sending up the absurdity of Victorian social mores and cleverly critiquing the conventions of love and marriage. The tale of two gentlemen who adopt fictitious identities in order to woo the objects of their affections is Wilde’s most beloved work, considered to be one of the wittiest plays ever written in English. The glowing critical reception in London on opening night at the St. James Theater in 1895 marked the high point of Wilde’s career as a writer.

The Importance of Being Earnest and Related Writings

The Importance of Being Earnest and Related Writings
Author : Oscar Wilde
Publisher : Other
Total Pages : 271
Release : 1992
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015029108654
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Importance of Being Earnest and Related Writings Book Description:

This edition of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest locates his writings within the broader cultural concerns of his day and examines Wilde's aestheticism, his sexual politics, his socialist ideas, and his allegiances to Irish nationalism,

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author : Oscar Wilde
Publisher : Heinemann
Total Pages : 77
Release : 1994
ISBN 10 : 0435233033
ISBN 13 : 9780435233037
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Importance of Being Earnest Book Description:

Theatre program.

Oscar Wilde s The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde s The Importance of Being Earnest
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Chelsea House
Total Pages : 160
Release : 1988
ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106007975375
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oscar Wilde s The Importance of Being Earnest Book Description:

A collection of critical essays on Wilde's comedic play "The Importance of Being Earnest" arranged in chronological order of publication.

The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest  Oscar Wilde
Author : Ruth Robbins
Publisher :
Total Pages : 112
Release : 1999
ISBN 10 : 0582414709
ISBN 13 : 9780582414709
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde Book Description:

Key Features: Study methods Introduction to the text Summaries with critical notes Themes and techniques Textual analysis of key passages Author biography Historical and literary background Modern and historical critical approaches Chronology Glossary of literary terms

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author : Charles Osborne
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2015-10-27
ISBN 10 : 9781250101662
ISBN 13 : 1250101662
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Importance of Being Earnest Book Description:

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 produced, as well as the full text 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.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author : Peter Raby
Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
Total Pages : 117
Release : 1995
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105016295763
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Importance of Being Earnest Book Description:

Analyzes both the social context and the literary artistry of Oscar Wilde's comedic play

The Importance of Being Earnest A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

The Importance of Being Earnest  A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
Author : Oscar Wilde
Publisher : FilRougeViceversa
Total Pages : 150
Release : 2021-06-25
ISBN 10 : 9783969535943
ISBN 13 : 3969535948
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Importance of Being Earnest A Trivial Comedy for Serious People Book Description:

Morning-room in Algernons flat in Half-Moon Street. The room is luxuriously and artistically furnished. The sound of a piano is heard in the adjoining room.[Lane is arranging afternoon tea on the table, and after the music has ceased, Algernon enters.]Algernon. Did you hear what I was playing, Lane?Lane. I didnt think it polite to listen, sir.Algernon. Im sorry for that, for your sake. I dont play accuratelyany one can play accuratelybut I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for Life.Lane. Yes, sir.Algernon. And, speaking of the science of Life, have you got the cucumber sandwiches cut for Lady Bracknell?Lane. Yes, sir. [Hands them on a salver.]Algernon. [Inspects them, takes two, and sits down on the sofa.] Oh! . . . by the way, Lane, I see from your book that on Thursday night, when Lord Shoreman and Mr. Worthing were dining with me, eight bottles of champagne are entered as having been consumed.Lane. Yes, sir; eight bottles and a pint.Algernon. Why is it that at a bachelors establishment the servants invariably drink the champagne? I ask merely for information.Lane. I attribute it to the superior quality of the wine, sir. I have often observed that in married households the champagne is rarely of a first-rate brand.Algernon. Good heavens! Is marriage so demoralising as that?

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author : Wilde O.
Publisher : Рипол Классик
Total Pages :
Release :
ISBN 10 : 9785521051519
ISBN 13 : 5521051511
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Importance of Being Earnest Book Description:

Оскар Уайльд - английский философ, писатель, поэт и один из самых известных драматургов XIX века. “Как важно быть серьёзным” - гениальная "великосветская" комедия, в которой автор представляет вниманию читателя широко распространённую в викторианской Англии "традицию" пренебрегать моральными принципами и вести двойную жизнь. Два джентльмена, Джон Уординг и Алджернон Монкриф, беспечно проводили время в развлечениях и удовольствиях, и всё разыгрывалось как по нотам до тех пор, пока они не решили найти себе жён...Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!

Comic Effects in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Comic Effects in   The Importance of Being Earnest    by Oscar Wilde
Author : Stefanie Grill
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Total Pages : 36
Release : 2007-09
ISBN 10 : 9783638756242
ISBN 13 : 3638756246
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comic Effects in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde Book Description:

Seminar paper from the year 2001 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7 (A-), University of Stuttgart (FB Anglistics), course: Critical Analysis: Comedy, 8 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: "The Importance of Being Earnest" was written by the famous Irish author Oscar Wilde. Wilde was born in 1854 and died of cerebral meningitis in 1900. "The Importance of Being Earnest" was his final and most lasting play - "by all accounts, a masterpiece of modern comedy."1 This play is filled with wit and wisdom, which Wilde himself wrote of it, too. "Well I think, an amusing thing with lots of fun and wit might be made."2 It represents Wildes late -Victorian view of the aristocracy, marriage, wit and social life. The play tells the story of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff. Both men lead a double life. One in the country and one in the city. Then, they both fall in love, and a series of crises threatens to spoil their romantic pursuits. The main plot line of the play is definitely marriage. "Of course Wilde pokes fun at the institution of marriage, which he saw as a practice surrounded by hypocrisy and absurdity."2 He focuses on the higher class and satirises the life of the English aristocracy. His characters are typical Victorian snobs who are arrogant, overly proper, formal and concerned with money. This essay will provide an outline of the comic effects in this play. How Wilde uses humour, satire, farce and irony. The analysis will show, what makes this comedy so funny and so special. The essay will show some combinations of dialogue, dramatic irony, social criticism, characterisation and exaggeration and it will prove that the dialogues with its puns and epigrams are the basis for the humour in Wildes last play."