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The importance of being earnest, and other plays

by Oscar Wilde

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Published by Penguin Books in London, New York, N.Y .
Written in English

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  • English drama,
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  • Teatro Ingles

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesImportance of being earnest., Lady Windermere"s fan., Woman of no importance., Ideal husband., Salomé.
    StatementOscar Wilde
    SeriesPenguin plays
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR5818 .I4 1986
    The Physical Object
    Pagination347 p. ;
    Number of Pages347
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24938622M
    ISBN 100140482091
    ISBN 109780140482096
    OCLC/WorldCa43291683

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