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- William Congreve's comedy The Way of the World (1700), like The Importance of Being Earnest, features romance, mix-ups, and high comedy, though of a broader and bawdier variety.
- Wilde's novel The Portrait of Dorian Gray has elements of gothicism and melodrama. It tells the story of a corrupt young man who never ages, instead, his portrait ages as he should.
- Noel Coward's plays Private Lives (1930) and Blithe Spirit (1941) have much of the polish and wit of Wilde's writing. Coward was particularly noted for his skill with the comedy of manners.