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A serious comedy for trivial people

Collection Data

Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Library locations
George Arents Collection
Shelf locator: Arents S 1534 no. 1
English drama
plays (performing arts compositions)
Content: Episode of Jack's cigarette case: vol. 1, leaves [20-25].
Content: Holograph, comprising Acts I-II of the original four-act version of The importance of being earnest. For transcription of both acts and facsimile of Act II, see Arents S 1534, no. 3.
Content: Title altered from: A trivial comedy for serious people.
Content: Title in vol. 3: Lady Lancing. Act II (altered from: Act III).
Content: With author's ms. emendations, deletions, etc., in the text and on facing blank pages.
Content: Revised three-act version published under title The importance of being earnest. London, 1899.
Version identification: 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.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 v. ([70], [28], [84] l.) 22-24 cm.
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10641393
RLIN/OCLC: NYPG804332081-B
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0e81b7b0-e846-0131-9d7b-58d385a7b928
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