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Unformatted text preview: pread fame for his comic plays. The first, Vera; or, The Nihilists, was published in 1880. Wilde followed this work with Lady Windermere’s Fan (1892), A Woman of No Importance (1893), An Ideal Husband (1895), and his most famous play, The Importance of Being Earnest (1895). Although these plays relied upon relatively simple and familiar plots, they rose well above convention with their brilliant dialogue and biting satire. Wilde published The Picture of Dorian Gray, his only novel, in 1890, before he reached the height of his fame. It was immediately criticized as scandalous and immoral. Wilde revised the nove...
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