The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays


Wilde’s drama combines epigrammatic brilliance and shrewd social observation. This collection of his plays includes ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’, ‘Salome’, ‘A Woman of No Importance’, ‘An Ideal Husband’ and ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’.

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A selection of Oscar Wilde’s best and most important plays – sharp, relevant and brilliant to this day.

Who would have thought a comedy of manners written more than a hundred years ago would still be so apt and so funny? Oscar Wilde was a genius of play-writing, and his deftness, wit and sharp eye for social satire keep audiences in thrall to this day. Alongside Earnest, discover a biblical tragedy retold, Lady Windemere and her infamous fan and Wilde’s take on an ideal husband, in this selection of Wilde’s most important plays.

‘[The Importance of Being Earnest] has a strong claim to being the most perfect comedy in the English language’ Daily Telegraph