Macmillan Collectors Library Winter 2017 by Macmillan

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macmillan collector s library welsh • march 2017 drama european english irish scottish oscar wilde the importance of being earnest other plays part of the stunning macmillan collector s library march macmillan collector s library drama european english irish scottish welsh on sale 3/21/2017 hardcover 472 pages 5.9 in h 3.7 in w carton quantity 0 the four great comedies of oscar wilde lady windermere s fan a woman of no importance an ideal husband and the importance of being earnest were all written at the height of the controversial irish author s powers in his last doomed decade the 1890s they remain among the most-loved and most-quoted of all drama in the english language along with salome his darkly decadent dramatization of the bible story these immortal plays have continued to pack theatres to this day and have been adapted for every kind of media the plays were originally published in book form at wilde s own insistence the better to spread his genius wide illustrated by aubrey beardsley with an afterword by ned halley isbn 9781509827848 $12.99 oscar fingal o flaherty wills wilde was born in dublin in 1854 he studied at trinity college dublin and then at magdalen college oxford where he started the cult of aestheticism he published several books of stories ostensibly for children and one novel the picture of dorian gray 1891 wilde s first success as a playwright was with lady windemere s fan in 1892 he followed this with a woman of no importance an ideal husband and the importance of being earnest all performed on the london stage wilde lost a libel suit against the man who exposed his homosexual relationship and was sentenced to two year s imprisonment he fled to france after his release where he died in 1900 15