The Importance of Being Earnest (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Oscar Wilde

Avon Books, 9780380012770, 160pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1976



The Importance of Being Earnest shows a full measure of Oscar Wilde's legendary wit, and embodies more than any of his other plays, his decency and warmth. This edition contains substantial excerpts from the original four-act version which was never produed, as well as the full test of the final three-act version, selections from Wilde's correspondence, and commentary by George Bernard Shaw, Max Beerbohm, St. John Hankin, and James Agate.