A witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions in countless productions since it first performance in London's St. James Theatre on February 14, 1895. This book is celebrated for the lighthearted ingenuity of its plot and for its rich dialogue, keeping audiences breathlessly anticipating a new bon mot or a fresh twist of plot moment to moment. Unabridged, unaltered reprinting of an authoritative early British edition. Recommended for grade 12. 1990, Dover Publications. 54 pp.