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Earnest Victorians

Robert A. Rosenbaum

Earnest Victorians

six great Victorians as protrayed in their own words and those of their contemporaries

by Robert A. Rosenbaum

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Published by Hawthorne Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Britain -- Biography

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    Statementby Robert A. Rosenbaum.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination383 p. :
    Number of Pages383
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13526571M
    OCLC/WorldCa4147920

    From the didactic novel to magazines that claimed to be wholesome for the whole family, the Victorians found ways to improve every shining minute. Children could learn to behave better, adults could improve their knowledge and morality, the nation could keep growing, trains could run even faster—you get the idea. About The Importance of Being Earnest. Oscar Wilde created his final and most lasting play, comic masterpieces of all time, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, in Considered one of the greatest THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is a farce, playing with love, religion, and truth as it tells the tale of two men.

    'The Importance of Being Earnest' Quotes Oscar Wilde created one of the most delightful and memorable social comedies with " The Importance of Being Earnest." First performed in , the play satirizes the stiff and proper customs and institutions of Victorian England. These quotes illustrate Wilde's way with words in this witty : Esther Lombardi. Victorian society for its negative features, like hypocrisy, narrow-mindedness, double-standards, sexual repression, and class-consciousness. Wilde criticized the Victorians in his masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest, especially its social aristocratic life, the social class system, the attitudes of marriage, and the.

    The Importance of Being Earnest is a comedy of manners that is used to parody social aspects of a Victorian society. Wilde does this by incorporating farcical elements that would appear ludicrous to an audience and satirises Victorian social norms and values.   Book Description. English Literature: Victorians and Moderns is an anthology with a difference. In addition to providing annotated teaching editions of many of the most frequently-taught classics of Victorian and Modern poetry, fiction and drama, it also provides a series of guided research casebooks which make available numerous published essays from open access books Cited by: 1.


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Earnest Victorians six great Victorians as portrayed in their own words and those of their contemporaries. [1st ed.] by Robert A. Rosenbaum. Published by Hawthorn Books in New York.

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Earnest Victorians; six great Victorians as portrayed in their own words and those of their contemporaries. [Robert A Rosenbaum] Earnest Victorians. New York, Hawthorn Books [] (OCoLC) Online version: Rosenbaum, Robert A., Earnest Victorians. New York, Hawthorn Books [].

This kind of hypocritical life of Jack is an example of double life. Why Jack took the name Earnest. The answer is an urban lady loves only those whose names are Earnest. Because Victorian society permitted youths to lead a double life, Jack chose that name. The faddish cult of living an earnest life was on the rise in the Victorian society.

The Importance of Being Earnest, play in three acts by Oscar Wilde, performed in and published in A satire of Victorian social hypocrisy, the witty play is considered Wilde’s greatest dramatic achievement.

She has published books on the South African writer, Olive Schreiner, and a co-edited essay collection, The Victorian Supernatural. She has also edited journal issues on Eugenics, Victorian Sentimentality and Psychology/Aesthetics.

She is currently writing a book called Coining Empathy: Psychology, Aesthetics, Ethics For example, in Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is there an assumed pun on "earnest". This was suggested in Wikipedia: The use of the name Earnest may have been a homosexual in-joke.

Inthree years before Wilde wrote the play, John Gambril Nicholson had published the book of pederastic poetry Love in Earnest. Books to Borrow. Top American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library.

Open Library. Featured movies All video latest This Just In Prelinger Archives Democracy Now. Occupy Wall. Charles Dickens is the most famous Victorian novelist. Extraordinarily popular in his day with his characters taking on a life of their own beyond the page; Dickens is still one of the most popular and read authors of the world.

Those earnest Victorians. [Esmé Wingfield-Stratford] -- "The period with which this book is mainly concerned is that of the middle class supremacy in England, and comprises, roughly, the four mid decades of the nineteenth century."--Pref.

London edition. Subtitled “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People,” Wilde’s play is a brilliantly satirical comedy of manners, sending up the absurdity of Victorian social mores and cleverly critiquing the conventions of love and marriage.

The tale of two gentlemen who adopt fictitious identities in order to woo the objects of their affections is Wilde’s most beloved work, considered to be one 4/5(). The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar performed on 14 February at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations.

Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major Cited by: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar () - An Irish-born English poet, novelist, and playwright. Considered an eccentric, he was the leader of the aesthetic movement that advocated “art for art’s sake” and was once imprisoned for two years with hard labor for homosexual Size: KB.

A complaint voiced later by a fellow playwright, George Bernard Shaw, that The Importance of being Earnest was Wilde’s ‘first really heartless play,’ ultimately makes a point in its author’s favour.

Although far from caricatures, Wilde’s characters are scrupulously self-interested and they bear a deliberately simplified and parodic relationship to the aristocracy of his own time. LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in The Importance of Being Earnest, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work.

A witty wordsmith, Wilde exposes the hypocrisy of the Victorians’ strict social mores through puns, paradoxes, epigrams, and inversions in the characters’ actions and dialogue. The aristocratic Victorians valued duty and respectability above all else.

Earnestness — a determined and serious desire to do the correct thing — was at the top of the code of conduct. Appearance was everything, and style was much more important than substance. So, while a person could lead a secret life, carry on affairs within marriage.

Das Buch "The Importance of Being Earnest" von Oscar Wilde habe ich für die Uni lesen müssen. Eigentlich sind diese Pflichtlektüren oftmals langweilig und es kommt in der Regel kein Lesespaß auf. Anders war es bei diesem Buch! Es ist mein erstes Buch von Oscar Wilde und ich war wirklich begeistert/5().During the height of the Victorian Era, in which the books Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, and the Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde, it was not uncommon for more well-off households of the era to have at least one Governess hired to help keep the younger residents educated and orderly, and to keep the servants of the manor abiding by the constructs in which the Victorian .Summary: Oscar Wilde’s madcap farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers entanglements still delights readers more than a century after its publication and premiere performance.