The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Novel for Serious People by Charles Osborne / Oscar Wilde [FIRST EDITION]
U.S. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  ST. MARTIN'S PRESS
Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition. Some very minor shelf wear. Book reads like new.
A Novelization of Oscar Wilde's Play
The Importance of Being Earnest shows a full measure of Oscar Wilde's legendary wit, and embodies more than any of his other plays, his decency and warmth. This edition contains substantial excerpts from the original four-act version which was never produCed, as well as the full test of the final three-act version, selections from Wilde's correspondence, and commentary by George Bernard Shaw, Max Beerbohm, St. John Hankin, and James Agate.