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The Best of Oscar Wilde: Selected Plays and Writings

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Including The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, A Woman of No Importance, Lady Windermere's Fan, and Salomé, this collection showcases Wilde's brilliance and timeless wit.
Paperback, 432 pages
Published May 4th 2004 by Signet Classics (first published 1940)
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I kind of knew I would like this collection. I haven't actually read any Oscar Wilde, but am very familiar with two movie productions of two of the plays in this collection (An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest). I have loved these movies for years so it was about time I read the original plays. I was happy to find that the movies are almost identical to the plays. The lines are nearly the same, and everything has the same 'feel'. The biggest differences seemed pretty minor to me ...more
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What a writer! What a thinker!! Somehow he always says the opposite of what you would've expect, but somehow it always makes even more sense and is truer.

I loved The Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband. 5 stars love. That's rare. Didn't like as much Salomé, Lady Windermere's Fan and A Woman of No Importance. Can't wait to read more though and be surprised again by his vision of the world and society.

I think I discovered in Oscar Wilde a new favorite writer of mine!
Good plays, characters that come alive.
Loved the imporatnce of being Earnest.
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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being E ...more
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