The Importance of Being Earnest

A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

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Wilde’s classic comedy of manners, first performed in 1895, is regarded by many critics and scholars as being the wittiest play in the English language.

Set in England during the Victorian era, the play focuses on Jack and Algernon, two young men in love with girls both determined to marry someone named Earnest.

This play explores the nature of marriage and the constraints of morality using light-hearted satire and dazzling humor.

  • Joshua James Press; February 1895
  • ISBN 9781598759761
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  • Title: The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Author: Oscar Wilde
  • Imprint: Joshua James Press