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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

A TRIVIAL COMEDY FOR SERIOUS PEOPLE



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Sinopse

This lighthearted play tells the farcical tale of Jack Worthing and Algernon Montcrieff—two men who falsely claim to be named Ernest when they fall in love with two women whose affections are illogically but irrevocably tied to the name. The Importance of Being Earnest was popular upon its debut in 1895, but the reputation of Oscar Wilde’s works declined when he was imprisoned for accusations of homosexual behaviour. It was not until the twentieth century that Wilde’s work was once again recognized both for its literary worth and comedic genius, and subsequently The Importance of Being Earnest has been adapted many times for film and theatre, most recently in the 2002 film starring Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Reese Witherspoon, and Dame Judy Dench. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Sobre o Autor

Escritor e dramaturgo, Oscar Wilde nasceu em 16 de outubro de 1854 em Dublin, na Irlanda. Estudou no Trinity College na sua cidade natal, onde se sobressaiu e ganhou uma bolsa de estudos para Magdalen College em Oxford. Ainda em Oxford, na Inglaterra, ganhou o prêmio Newdigate com o poema Ravenna. Na mesma época, mudou-se para Londres, onde começou a ter uma vida social bem agitada. Fundou o movimento estético, no qual defendia, a partir de...
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Detalhes do Produto

    • Ano de Edição: 2013
    • Ano:  2013
    • País de Produção: Canada
    • Código de Barras:  2000750151920
    • ISBN:  9781443429443

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