The Importance of Being Earnest
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Wilde's "trivial play for serious people" is a sparkling comedy of manners. This hilariously absurd satire pits sincerity against style, and barbed witticisms against ostentatious elegance. Wilde's brilliantly constructed plot and famous dialogue enrich the appeal of hiscelebrated characters, as he turns accepted ideas inside out andsituations upside down in this, his masterpiece. "The Student Edition" offers a plot summary, full commentary, character notes and questions for study, besides a chronology and bibliography.