â™ Book Title : The Importance of Being Earnest
✍Author : Oscar Wilde
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 1899
âśżPages : 151
â™ ISBN : HARVARD:32044004648986
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Importance of Being Earnest Book Synopsis : 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 wittiest plays ever written in English. The glowing critical reception in London on opening night at the St. James Theater in 1895 marked the high point of Wilde’s career as a writer.

â™ Book Title : On Oscar Wilde s the Importance of Being Earnest
✍Author : Mareike Paulun
â™›Publisher : GRIN Verlag
♣Release Date : 2013-09
âśżPages : 12
â™ ISBN : 9783656017257
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťOn Oscar Wilde s the Importance of Being Earnest Book Synopsis : Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 3,0, University of Mannheim, language: English, abstract: This paper will identify certain types of characters of the upper-class and relate them to the developments of the gender role in the Victorian era. Going along with it the mens different attitudes towards marriage as a constantly present issue in the play will be illustrated and compared to the points of view that dominated the high society in that time. Wilde refers to many more social habits and temporary fashions which however shall not be part of this paper."

â™ Book Title : Mechanisms of the comic effect in Oscar Wilde s The importance of being earnest An analysis according to Henry Bergson and Arthur Koestler
✍Author : Andreas Glombitza
â™›Publisher : GRIN Verlag
♣Release Date : 2004-01-19
âśżPages : 17
â™ ISBN : 9783638246590
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Mechanisms of the comic effect in Oscar Wilde s The importance of being earnest An analysis according to Henry Bergson and Arthur Koestler Book Synopsis : Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1 (A), University of Tubingen (New Philology), course: Introduction to Literary Studies: Drama, 3 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Oscar Wilde′s "The Importance of Being Earnest" was on stage for the first time in 1895. Since then, it seems to have lost nothing of its wit. People still consider it funny, when Algernon and Jack, both alias Ernest, bend the truth to jazz up their lives, ending up with seri-ous problems. But what is it actually that made, that still makes Wilde′s play funny? What is the connection between a certain reply from Algernon or Lady Bracknell and the audience or reader trem-bling with laughter (or at least smiling)? This paper will be concerned with the question whether it is possible to trace all of Wilde′s comical devices, perhaps even all possible forms of humour, back to one basic "recipe of laughter". People tried to do this, although the matter seems to be extremely complicated. Who has not yet experienced the embarrassment, while trying to explain a pun or joke to somebody who did not get it on the first time: the comical element slips through your fingers like water and soon seems to have never existed, although it has caused audible and visible effect, namely laughter, a moment before. We will start from what the philosopher Henry Bergson found out about mechanisms of the comic effect and see if his theory accounts for Wilde′s play being comical. Later I want to outline the theory of bisociation, which Arthur Koestler brought up, and finally analyze the play along the lines of the theoretical apparatus he developed. Throughout the second chapter I will show that both theories will break down if confronted with certain forms of the comic element.

â™ Book Title : The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays
✍Author : Oscar Wilde
â™›Publisher : Simon and Schuster
♣Release Date : 2014-07-21
âśżPages : 400
â™ ISBN : 9781451685985
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays Book Synopsis : Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. Wilde’s classic comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest, a satire of Victorian social hypocrisy and considered Wilde’s greatest dramatic achievement, and his other popular plays—Lady Windermere’s Fan, An Ideal Husband, and Salome—challenged contemporary notions of sex and sensibility, class and cultural identity. Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author’s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research. Read with confidence.

â™ Book Title : Comic Effects in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
✍Author : Stefanie Grill
â™›Publisher : GRIN Verlag
♣Release Date : 2007-09
âśżPages : 36
â™ ISBN : 9783638756242
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťComic Effects in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde Book Synopsis : Seminar paper from the year 2001 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. Wilde was born in 1854 and died of cerebral meningitis in 1900. "The Importance of Being Earnest" was his final and most lasting play - "by all accounts, a masterpiece of modern comedy."1 This play is filled with wit and wisdom, which Wilde himself wrote of it, too. "Well I think, an amusing thing with lots of fun and wit might be made."2 It represents Wildes late -Victorian view of the aristocracy, marriage, wit and social life. The play tells the story of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff. Both men lead a double life. One in the country and one in the city. Then, they both fall in love, and a series of crises threatens to spoil their romantic pursuits. The main plot line of the play is definitely marriage. "Of course Wilde pokes fun at the institution of marriage, which he saw as a practice surrounded by hypocrisy and absurdity."2 He focuses on the higher class and satirises the life of the English aristocracy. His characters are typical Victorian snobs who are arrogant, overly proper, formal and concerned with money. This essay will provide an outline of the comic effects in this play. How Wilde uses humour, satire, farce and irony. The analysis will show, what makes this comedy so funny and so special. The essay will show some combinations of dialogue, dramatic irony, social criticism, characterisation and exaggeration and it will prove that the dialogues with its puns and epigrams are the basis for the humour in Wildes last play."

â™ Book Title : Oscar Wilde The Importance of Being Earnest Making fun of Victorian values and society and parodying dramatic conventions
✍Author : Bernadette Wonner
â™›Publisher : GRIN Verlag
♣Release Date : 2004-01-09
âśżPages : 17
â™ ISBN : 9783638243667
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Oscar Wilde The Importance of Being Earnest Making fun of Victorian values and society and parodying dramatic conventions Book Synopsis : Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1 (A), LMU Munich (Anglistics), course: Advanced Seminar Literature Studies, 15 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Die Arbeit untersucht, inwieweit Oscar Wildes Stück die Werte des Viktorianischen Zeitalters satirisch beleuchtet und dabei auch mit den damals gängigen dramatischen Konventionen bricht.

â™ Book Title : The Importance of Being Earnest
✍Author : Oscar Wilde
â™›Publisher : BookRix
♣Release Date : 2018-04-25
âśżPages : 84
â™ ISBN : 9783736800632
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Importance of Being Earnest Book Synopsis : The Importance of Being Earnest is a play by Oscar Wilde. it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humor, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde's artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play. The successful opening night marked the climax of Wilde's career but also heralded his downfall. The Marquess of Queensberry, whose son Lord Alfred Douglas was Wilde's lover, planned to present the writer with a bouquet of rotten vegetables and disrupt the show. Wilde was tipped off and Queensberry was refused admission. Soon afterwards their feud came to a climax in court, where Wilde's homosexual double life was revealed to the Victorian public and he was eventually sentenced to imprisonment. His notoriety caused the play, despite its early success, to be closed after 86 performances. After his release, he published the play from exile in Paris, but he wrote no further comic or dramatic work.

â™ Book Title : Oscar Wilde s The Importance of Being Earnest
✍Author : Harold Bloom
â™›Publisher : Infobase Learning
♣Release Date : 2013
âśżPages :
â™ ISBN : 9781438139982
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťOscar Wilde s The Importance of Being Earnest Book Synopsis : Provides a collection of critical essays on Wilde's comedic play "The Importance of Being Earnest" arranged in chronological order of publication.

📒Oscar Wilde ✍ Christopher S. Nassaar

â™ Book Title : Oscar Wilde
✍Author : Christopher S. Nassaar
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 1980
âśżPages : 64
â™ ISBN : 058202272X
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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â™ Book Title : The Importance of Being Earnest Other Plays
✍Author : Oscar Wilde
â™›Publisher : Pan Macmillan
♣Release Date : 2017-03-23
âśżPages :
â™ ISBN : 9781509846740
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Importance of Being Earnest Other Plays Book Synopsis : The four great comedies of Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, were all written at the height of the controversial Irish author's powers in his last, doomed decade, the 1890s. They remain among the most-loved, and most-quoted, of all drama in the English language. Along with Salome, his darkly decadent dramatization of the Bible story, these immortal plays continue to pack theatres, and have been adapted for every kind of media. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays echoes the book form in which Wilde originally insisted his plays were published, and includes illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley and an afterword by Ned Halley. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.