RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 16801489 LA English T1 The plays of Oscar Wilde A1 Wilde, Oscar,, PB Vintage Books PP New York YR 1988 SN 0394757882 9780394757889 185326184X 9781853261848 1853261858 9781853261855 AB This Vintage edition of The Plays_of Oscar Wilde contains the plays that made Wilde one of the most important dramatists of his time, including The Importance of Being Earnest, one of the great works of modern literature. Oscar Wilde's plays demonstrate once again why their author must be seen as both an inaugurator and a master of modernism. In his best work, the subversive insights embedded in his wit continue to challenge our common assumptions. Wilde's ability to unsettle and startle us anew with his radical vision of the artifice inherent in the self's construction makes him our contemporary. This edition is introduced by John Lahr, author of Prick Up Your Ears: The Biography of Joe Orton. The plays included are Lady Windermere's Fan, Salome, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest.