The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

by Oscar Wilde, Richard Allen Cave

The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Woman of No Importance, Salome, An Ideal Husband) Oscar Wilde was already one of the best-known literary figures in Britain when he was persuaded to turn his extraordinary talents to thetheatre.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 462 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.25 out of 5
  • Published May 25th 2000 by Penguin Classics
  • ISBN: 0140436065 (ISBN13: 9780140436068)
  • Edition Language: English

The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Woman of No Importance, Salome, An Ideal Husband) Oscar Wilde was already one of the best-known literary figures in Britain when he was persuaded to turn his extraordinary talents to the theatre. Between 1891 and 1895 he produced a sequence of distinctive plays which spearheaded the dramatic renaissance of the 1890s and retain their power today. This collection offers newly edited texts of Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Woman of No Importance, Salome, An Ideal Husband, and, arguably the greatest farcical comedy in English, The Importance of Being Earnest.