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Literary Companion Series - The Importance of Being Earnest

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Published by Greenhaven Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English literature: literary criticism,
  • General,
  • Children"s Books/Young Adult Misc. Nonfiction,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Wilde, Oscar,,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 10-12),
  • Literary Criticism & Collections,
  • Importance of being earnest,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • Language, Literature And Biography,
  • 1854-1900.,
  • 1854-1900

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsThomas Siebold (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatBoard book
    Number of Pages190
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7897663M
    ISBN 100737705590
    ISBN 109780737705591

    The Importance of Being Earnest opened on February 14 at St. James' Theatre, beginning a run of 86 performances to standing ovations. On Febru the Marquis of Queensberry left a card for Wilde at his club, the Albemarle Club. It read: "To Oscar Wilde, posing as . Sep 4, - Explore mollythenerd's board "The Importance of Being Earnest: DRAMA" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Costume design, Victorian costume and s fashion pins.


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The book(s) provides criticism and discussions of meaning, structure, and the historical content as well as biographical information. It is organized in such a way that will give students a plethora of information in a largely accessible : Hardcover.

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And more The Importance of Being Earnest Literary Touchstone Classic is the perfect companion for this product/5(). A book-length lampoon, The Green Carnation, by imitating (perhaps reporting) his style of conversation, contributed to his renewed prominence in the literary and social gossip columns.

To some readers it may also have suggested - or confirmed - the impression that there was a less positive side to Wilde's notoriety. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

CliffsNotes on The Importance of Being Earnest offers a concise look at this Victorian farce, which tweaks the complacency and aristocratic attitudes prevalent among the wealthy upper class of the time.

Historical Context of The Importance of Being Earnest. During the initial run of The Importance of Being Earnest, Lord Alfred’s father, the Marquess of Queensberry, accused Wilde of being a “somdomite” (sic).

Under his lover’s influence, Wilde countered by suing the Marquess for libel. The Importance of Being Earnest. Oscar Wilde’s "The Importance of Being Earnest" is an extremely entertaining, farcical comedy driven by mistaken identities and bantering dialogue.

It follows the story of two men who assume the identity “Ernest” in order to. Jack Worthing, the play’s protagonist, is a pillar of the community in Hertfordshire, where he is guardian to Cecily Cardew, the pretty, eighteen-year-old granddaughter of the late Thomas Cardew, who found and adopted Jack when he was a baby.

In Hertfordshire, Jack has responsibilities: he is a major landowner and justice of the peace, with Cited by: The Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde offers an essential introduction to one of the theatre's most important and enigmatic writers.

Although a general overview, the volume also offers some of the latest thinking on the dramatist and his impact on the twentieth century. Part One places Wilde's work. Of Wilde's plays I have only seen The Importance of Being Earnest which is wonderfully witty and ridiculous.

Collected in this volume are the title play along with Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and Salome. The first four are light entertainment filled with witty dialogue.

The last, Salome, is macabre and dark/5(). Das Buch "The Importance of Being Earnest" von Oscar Wilde habe ich für die Uni lesen müssen. Eigentlich sind diese Pflichtlektüren oftmals langweilig und es kommt in der Regel kein Lesespaß auf. Anders war es bei diesem Buch. Es ist mein erstes Buch von Oscar Wilde und ich war wirklich begeistert/5().

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 personae to escape burdensome social by: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST 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 Size: KB. Common Knowledge Series Greenhaven Press Literary Companion to British Literature.

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In some cases. The Importance of Being Earnest is a play by Oscar Wilde that was first published in Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis. See a complete list of the characters in The Importance of Being Earnest and in-depth analyses of Jack Worthing, Algernon Moncrieff, Gwendolen Fairfax, and Cecily Cardew.

"Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is one of the world's great comedies, an amazing success given that the play seems particularly concerned with subtle details of manners and mores set in a quite specific era, and in a most distinct milieu.

Since the first production was staged inThe Importance of Being Earnest has been one of the most frequently performed plays in the. A list of all the characters in The Importance of Being Earnest. The The Importance of Being Earnest characters covered include: John (Jack/Ernest) Worthing, J.P., Algernon Moncrieff, Gwendolen Fairfax, Cecily Cardew, Lady Bracknell, Miss Prism, Rev.

Canon Chasuble, D.D., Lane, Merriman. Importance of Being Earnest, there are two principal male characters, Jack and Algy, who have invented aliases that enable them to lead a double life. The dualistic theme is not only displayed in the characters’ use of double identities but in the language of the play and the play as a whole.

The name Ernest is a pun and the dialogue is full of. essay on The Importance of Being Earnest has now grown into a chapter on Wilde which will take its place in a projected book on literary names.

The notes have been added for this publication. 80 OCTOBER paraphrasing traditional definitions of allegory, one whose origins are in a. I read Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest as part of Reading Ireland Month, hosted by Cathybooks and The Fluff Is Raging.

Oscar Wilde is one of the authors I absolutely adore. And yet, despite being an English Literature graduate, I had never had the chance to read The Importance of Being Earnest until now. I had dealt with some of its jokes and punch lines in a.

Learn Part 2: Literary Devices in The Importance of Being Earnest with free interactive flashcards. Choose from 39 different sets of Part 2: Literary Devices in The Importance of Being Earnest flashcards on Quizlet.

Since the first production was staged inThe Importance of Being Earnest has been one of the most frequently performed plays in the modern English language Raby provides a resourceful and entertaining analysis of Wilde's celebrated play in The Importance of Being Earnest: A Reader's Companion/5(5).

This is an unfinished work of Wilde's, completely unrelated to The Importance of Being Earnest, and I had never heard of it before reading this book. It is extant in a short manuscript that is believed to date from around or so (p. ), i.e. relatively shortly before he started writing his triumphantly successful society comedies.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Importance of Being Earnest - Original Version: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People at /5(). Find books like The Importance of Being Earnest from the world’s largest community of readers.

Goodreads members who liked The Importance of Being Earnes. Since the first production was staged inThe Importance of Being Earnest has been one of the most frequently performed plays in the modern English language repertory. Peter Raby provides a resourceful and entertaining analysis of Wilde\'s celebrated play in The Importance of Being Earnest: A Reader\'s Companion.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 23 cm. Contents: Foreword --Introduction --Oscar Wilde: a biography --Characters and plot Wilde's use of language in The importance of being earnest --The importance of being earnest as a verbal opera / Alan Bird ; Play's world of linguistic pleasure / Julia Prewitt.

In Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest, the way that Algernon Moncrieff behaves gives us some insight into the title's meaning.

Algernon and his close friend Jack both decide to. If you purchased a new copy of any edition of The Broadview Introduction to Literature you will have received a card containing a valid access code. If you purchased a used copy of any of these titles, you can purchase an access code here.

"Broadview's Importance of Being Earnest carries on the press's excellent series of texts for general readers and students alike.

Samuel Lyndon Gladden presents the three-act text, as well as an appendix with important scenes and lines from the original four-act version/5(51).

Seminar paper from the year 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.

James Topham is a former contributor to ThoughtCo's literature section. The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde's most well-known and best-loved play, as well as being an enormous success in his lifetime. For many people, it is the apogee of Wilde's work. Like Wilde, the play is the very embodiment of fin de sieclé British : James Topham.

The Importance of Being Earnest and Four Other Plays, by Oscar Wilde, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics/5(45).

The Importance of Being Earnest marks a central moment in late-Victorian literature, not only for its wit but also for its role in the shift from a Victorian to a Modern consciousness.

The play began its career as a biting satire directed at the very audience who received it so delightedly, but ended its initial run as a harbinger of Wilde’s personal downfall when his lover’s father, who. Oscar Wilde was born at 21 Westland Row, Dublin (now home of the Oscar Wilde Centre, Trinity College), the second of three children born to an Anglo-Irish couple: Jane, née Elgee and Sir William was two years younger than his brother, William (Willie) Wilde.

Jane Wilde was a niece (by marriage) of the novelist, playwright and clergyman Charles Maturin ( – ), who may have Children: Cyril Holland, Vyvyan Holland. Literary devices in the Importance of Being Earnest Pun Epigram An Epigram is a short, witty, and sometimes contradictory statement that usually ends with an ingenious turn of thought.

Irony Situational Irony Situational irony occurs when there is a discrepancy between what is. In the late 19th Century, when The Importance of Being Earnest was written, homosexuality was illegal in England, as it was in most of the Western world, and Wilde was persecuted for his orientation by both literary critics (who thought his work was lewd and shouldn't be read, as Algernon alludes to here) and by the government, who imprisoned.

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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 4/5(). - Lesson plans for Oscar Wilde's wittiest work.

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Written inthis was Wilde's last play. It went on stage on Valentine's Day and received the most whole hearted and fulsome applause that had ever greeted a contemporary play.5/5(6). The Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde offers an essential introduction to one of the theatre's most important and enigmatic writers.

Although a general overview, the volume also offers some of the latest thinking on the dramatist and his impact on the twentieth century/5(34).