The Importance of Being Earnest

A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
Product Number: EB00240473
Released: Mar 21, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443429443
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This lighthearted play tells the farcical tale of Jack Worthing and Algernon Montcrieff-two men who falsely claim to be named Ernest when they fall in love with two women whose affections are illogically but irrevocably tied to the name. The Importance of Being Earnest was popular upon its debut in 1895, but the reputation of Oscar Wilde's works declined when he was imprisoned for accusations of homosexual behaviour. It was not until the twentieth century that Wilde's work was once again recognized both for its literary worth and comedic genius, and subsequently The Importance of Being Earnest has been adapted many times for film and theatre, most recently in the 2002 film starring Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Reese Witherspoon, and Dame Judy Dench. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Original Publish Date: Nov 19, 2013

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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama, Romance
Product Number DD14506
Released: Apr 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781483045313
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Classics
Product Number DD33293
Released: May 16, 2017
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ISBN: #9781518946158
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama
Product Number DD13775
Released: Mar 04, 2002
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Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781565116771
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama, Romance
Product Number DD0833
Released: Feb 11, 2000
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Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
ISBN: #9781580815895
eAudio
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama
Product Number Z10006794
Released: Nov 01, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
ISBN: #9781580815901
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama
Product Number Z10009388
Released: Oct 22, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781598872545
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Product Number Z10008084
Released: Mar 01, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9789629547011
eBook
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00622752
Released: Oct 27, 2015
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: #9781250101662
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama, Classics
Product Number EB00670503
Released: May 17, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: #9781467768481
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00677662
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Start Classics
ISBN: #9781627938730
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama, Romance
Product Number 12844
Released: Oct 16, 2001
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Dover
ISBN: #9780486264783

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