The Importance of Being Earnest.

Wilde, Oscar.


Publisher: illustrated by Cecil Beaton. The Folio Society. London. 1960

1 in stock

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8vo, 78pp. Mottled dark green textured hardcover in overall very good condition with a sunned spine still showing the title in gilt, no slipcase however, text in excellent condition with beautiful pink rose decorated end papers. Celebrated as “a Trivial Comedy for Serious People” this famous play by Wilde is a farcical comedy in which protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obliations. This copy is particularly attractive with the delightful artistry and full page colour illustrations by the great Cecil Beaton. A very pretty book.