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The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

  • Author: Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: England
  • Page: 151
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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

The Importance of Being Earnest

  • Author: Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher: Holt McDougal
  • ISBN: 9780030955013
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 154
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The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

A Reader's Companion

  • Author: Peter Raby
  • Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 117
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Analyzes both the social context and the literary artistry of Oscar Wilde's comedic play

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
  • ISBN: 3638756246
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  • Page: 36
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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."

The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde

Notes

  • Author: Ruth Robbins
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780582414709
  • Category:
  • Page: 112
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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

Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

  • Author: Harold Bloom
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 160
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A collection of critical essays on Wilde's comedic play "The Importance of Being Earnest" arranged in chronological order of publication.

Bunbury!

Bunbury!

A Sequel to the Importance of Being Earnest

  • Author: Leo Rockas
  • Publisher: America Star Books
  • ISBN: 9781462641666
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 110
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The fictional Bunbury comes to life with distressing and amusing results for Algernon, Jack (Ernest), Gwendolen, Cecily, Lady Bracknell, Dr. Chasuble, and Miss Prism.

Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

  • Author: Harold Bloom
  • Publisher: Infobase Learning
  • ISBN: 1438139985
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Provides 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 - A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

The Importance of Being Earnest - A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

  • Author: Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3732658554
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 68
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Reproduction of the original: The Importance of Being Earnest - A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by Oscar Wilde