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The importance of being Earnest : authoritative text, backgrounds, criticism /

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900.
Other Authors: Gillespie, Michael Patrick.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : W.W. Norton, c2006.
Series:A Norton critical edition
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Table of Contents:
  • The text of The importance of being Earnest
  • Excised portions of the play
  • Backgrounds
  • London in the 1890s / Karl Beckson
  • Wilde and the idea of a theatre / Joseph Donohue
  • Creating the audience / Regenia Gagnier
  • Criticism
  • Reviews and reactions
  • On The importance of being Earnest / William Archer
  • On The importance of being Earnest / H.F.
  • On The importance of being Earnest / George Bernard Shaw
  • On The importance of being Earnest / H.G. Wells
  • Essays in criticism
  • The four-act version of The importance of being Earnest / E.H. Mikhail
  • From faltering arrow to pistol shot : The importance of being Earnest / Eva Thienpont
  • Oscar Wilde and the English epicene / Camille A. Paglia
  • Alias Bunbury : desire and termination in The importance of being Earnest / Christopher Craft
  • From Beau Brummell to Lady Bracknell : re-viewing the Dandy in The importance of being Earnest / Michael Patrick
  • The genesis of the play / Peter Raby
  • Oscar Wilde and the imagination of the Celt / Richard Haslam
  • Oscar Wilde : a chronology.