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Oscar Wilde, the importance of being Irish

by Davis Coakley

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Published by Town House in Dublin .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Ireland
    • Subjects:
    • Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900.,
    • Authors, Irish -- 19th century -- Biography.,
    • Gay men -- Ireland -- Biography.,
    • Ireland -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-242) and index.

      StatementDavis Coakley.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR5823 .C63 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 246 p., [32] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages246
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1232489M
      ISBN 100948524979
      LC Control Number94234708
      OCLC/WorldCa31802792

      The ever-quotable Oscar Wilde () was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet who delighted Victorian England with his legendary wit. He found critical and popular success with his scintillating plays, chiefly The Importance of Being Earnest, while his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, scandalized readers. Imprisoned for.   The Importance of Being Earnest audiobook written by Oscar Wilde. Narrated by Brian Kelly. Get instant access to all your favorite books. No monthly commitment. Listen online or offline with Android, iOS, web, Chromecast, and Google Assistant. Try Google Play Audiobooks today!

        Gabriel Heaton, Sotheby’s books and manuscript specialist, said the letter, “in which Oscar Wilde sketches out the embryonic plot of The Importance Of Being Earnest for . Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Oscar Wilde was an established writer of the late ’s who had a gift of being witty. The “dazzling conversationalist”(Norton ) was once reported by Yeats whom said, “I never before heard a man talking with perfect sentences, as if he had written them all overnight with labor and yet all.

      The Importance of Being Earnest (version 2) Oscar WILDE ( - ) Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde ( – ) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. This is a bibliography of works by Oscar Wilde, a late-Victorian Irish writer. Chiefly remembered today as a playwright, especially for The Importance of Being Earnest, and as the author of The Picture of Dorian Gray; Wilde's oeuvre includes criticism, poetry, children's fiction, and a large selection of reviews, lectures and private correspondence has also been published.


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About The Importance of Being Earnest. Oscar Wilde created his final and most lasting play, comic masterpieces of all time, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, in Considered one of the greatest THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is a farce, playing with love, religion, and truth as it tells the tale of two men.

Oscar Wilde. Born Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on Octoin Dublin, Ireland. An Irish-born English writer. Wilde was the leader in the aesthetic movement that was based on the principle of art for art's sake.

Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar () - An Irish-born English poet, novelist, and playwright. Considered an eccentric, he was the leader of the aesthetic movement that advocated “art for art’s sake” and was once imprisoned for two years with hard labor for homosexual practices.

The Importance of Being Earnest () - Subtitled, “A. Wilde's best-known play. According to Wikipedia: "Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde ( - ) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories.

Known for his barbed wit. The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations/5(K).

Editorial Reviews. Samuel Lyndon Gladden’s edition of The Importance of Being Earnest continues Broadview Press’s proven tradition of excellence. This book will serve the undergraduate, general reader, and scholar.

Gladden’s introduction is provocative, and the ancillary materials are especially welcome/5(51). Author Oscar Wilde was known for his acclaimed works including 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' and 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' as well as his brilliant wit, flamboyant style and infamous Born:   An Irish writer like no other, the beloved Oscar Wilde.

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The title itself, with its pun on “earnest” and “Ernest,” with all its characters often very “earnest,” but not always or consistently truthful. Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet, and author of numerous short stories, and one novel.

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