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The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by Oscar Wilde was first performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London. It is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personas in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.

Whatever your favourite Oscar Wilde title, bring it along with you when you visit this BookBench and celebrate his incredible contribution to our literary heritage. 

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