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The Importance of Being Earnest

DRAMA

88 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $6.10 (CA $8.60) (US $6.10)

Publication Date: December 2020

ISBN 9788027338641

Rights: US & CA

e-artnow (Dec 2020)

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Overview

The Importance of Being Earnest is the final play of Oscar Wilde, and it is considered his masterpiece. The play is a farcical comedy with the theme of switched identities: the play's two protagonists engage in "bunburying" (the maintenance of alternative personas in the town and country) which allows them to escape Victorian social mores. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major motives are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.