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Woman of No Importance

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ISBN-10: 1406502502

ISBN-13: 9781406502503

Edition: N/A

Authors: Oscar Wilde

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Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the best houses while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. In this devastating drawing - room comedy, Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English societys narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans.
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. He was born to a middle-class Irish family (his father was a surgeon) and was trained as a scholarship boy at Trinity College, Dublin. He subsequently won a scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced by John Ruskin and Walter Pater, whose aestheticism was taken to its radical extreme in Wilde's work. By 1879 he was already known as a wit and a dandy; soon after, in fact, he was satirized in Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience. Largely on the strength of his public persona, Wilde undertook a lecture tour to the United States in 1882, where he saw his play Vera…