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A serious comedy for trivial people

Title
A serious comedy for trivial people, by Oscar Wilde.
Author
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900.
Publication
1894.
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TextRestricted useAvailableArents S 1534 no. 1Schwarzman Building - Arents Collection Room 328

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Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900.
Description
3 v. ([70], [28], [84] l.); 22-24 cm.
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Note
  • Episode of Jack's cigarette case: vol. 1, leaves [20-25].
  • Holograph, comprising Acts I-II of the original four-act version of The importance of being earnest. For transcription of both acts and facsim of Act II, see Arents S 1534, no. 3.
  • Title altered from: A trivial comedy for serious people.
  • Title in vol. 3: Lady Lancing. Act II (altered from: Act III).
  • With author's ms. emendations, deletions, etc., in the text and on facing blank pages.
  • Revised three-act version published under title The importance of being earnest. London, 1899.
  • Included in three notebooks of 90, 86 (4 leaves excised) and 112 (one leaf excised) leaves respectively; remaining leaves are blank, except for 5 leaves of vol. 3 which contain holograph drafts of passages from La sainte courtisane.
Call Number
Arents S 1534 no. 1
Author
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900.
Title
A serious comedy for trivial people, by Oscar Wilde.
Imprint
1894.
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Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. Importance of being earnest.
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. Sainte courtisane.
Research Call Number
Arents S 1534 no. 1
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