The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Table of Contents

Important background 2

The playwright 2

The Importance of Being Earnest 2

Some notable Wilde quotations 2

Plot summary 4

Act I 4

Act II 4

Act III 4

Character profiles 5

Themes 6

Important background

The playwright

Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer, poet and playwright. He wrote The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the plays Salomé, The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, and Lady Windermere's Fan. He was married, and had two children.

Wilde studied, w...

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