Publisher description for The importance of being earnest and four other plays / Oscar Wilde ; with an introduction and notes by Kenneth Krauss.

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James Joyce once said of his fellow Dubliner, “The pulse of Wilde’s art is sin.” This may be true of Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and his macabre play Salome, but the pulse of his society comedies is unequaled wit.

Included in this new volume are the following plays: The Importance of Being EarnestLady Windmere’s Fan A Woman of No ImportanceAn Ideal HusbandSalome

Kenneth Krauss received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He teaches drama at The College of Saint Rose. His most recent book is The Drama of Fallen France.

Includes Illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley

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