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Plays of Oscar Wilde (Vintage Classics)

Plays of Oscar Wilde (Vintage Classics)
Author: Oscar Wilde
ISBN 13: 9780394757889
ISBN 10: 394757882
Edition: 1
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 1988-05-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
List Price: $17.00

This Vintage edition of The Plays_of Oscar Wilde contains the plays that made Wilde one of the most important dramatists of his time, including The Importance of Being Earnest, one of the great works of modern literature.

Oscar Wilde's plays demonstrate once again why their author must be seen as both an inaugurator and a master of modernism. In his best work, the subversive insights embedded in his wit continue to challenge our common assumptions. Wilde's ability to unsettle and startle us anew with his radical vision of the artifice inherent in the self's construction makes him our contemporary.

This edition is introduced by John Lahr, author of Prick Up Your Ears: The Biography of Joe Orton. The plays included are Lady Windermere's Fan, Salome, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest.