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The importance of being earnest: authoritative text, backgrounds, criticism [electronic resource].

Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 (Author). Gillespie, Michael Patrick. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781518933141 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1518933149 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (2:hr., 8: min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Author's Republic : 2016.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Phil Chenevert.
Summary, etc.: Oscar Wilde created his final and most lasting play, comic masterpieces of all time, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, in 1895. 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. Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, who bend the truth in order to add excitement to their lives. Jack invents an imaginary brother, Ernest, whom he uses as an excuse to escape from his dull country home and gallavant in town. Meanwhile, Algernon follows Jack's scam, but his imaginary friend, Bumbury, provides a convenient method of adventuring in the country. However, their deceptions eventually cross paths, resulting in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits. Hailed as the first modern comedy in England, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is Wilde's most famous work.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Identity (Psychology) > Drama.
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. Importance of being earnest.
Foundlings > Drama.
England > Drama.
Genre: Comedies.

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