The four great comedies of Oscar Wilde,Lady Windermere’s FanA Woman of No ImportanceAn Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnestwere all written at the height of the controversial Irish author’s powers in his lastdoomed decadethe 1890s. They remain among the most-lovedand most-quotedof all drama in the English language. Along with Salomehis darkly decadent dramatization of the Bible storythese immortal plays continue to pack theatresand 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 publishedand includes illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley and an afterword by Ned Halley.Designed to appeal to the bookloverthe 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.
The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays
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