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Importance of Being Earnest

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ISBN-10: 1408145162

ISBN-13: 9781408145166

Edition: N/A

Authors: Oscar Wilde, Russell Jackson

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‘A Trivial Comedy for Serious People': its subtitle is the best summary of a play that is the theatrical equivalent of a butterfly. The verbal brilliance of its highly self-conscious characters hides deep anxieties about social and personal identity: Jack Worthing, found as a baby in a handbag at Victoria Station and named after a railway ticket, is prepared to be re-christened to obtain the Christian name - Earnest - his beloved Gwendolen requires in a husband; he then has to confront the stigma of being the illegitimate child of a servant, before fortune, and a benevolent dramatist, reveal his true and entirely respectable identity. This is the only one-volume edition of the play to…    
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List price: $10.78
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 3/24/2014
Binding: E-Book 
Pages: 176

Russell Jackson is Allardyce Nicoll Professor of Drama in the Department of Drama and Theatre Arts, University of Birmingham