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The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
The Importance of Being Earnest
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader's notes to help the modern reader appreciate Wilde's wry wit and elaborate plot twists. Oscar Wilde's madcap farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers' entanglements still delights readers more... show more
This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader's notes to help the modern reader appreciate Wilde's wry wit and elaborate plot twists. Oscar Wilde's madcap farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers' entanglements still delights readers more than a century after its 1895 publication and premiere performance. The rapid-fire wit and eccentric characters of The Importance of Being Earnest have made it a mainstay of the high school curriculum for decades. Cecily Cardew and Gwendolen Fairfax are both in love with the same mythical suitor. Jack Worthing has wooed Gewndolen as Ernest while Algernon has also posed as Ernest to win the heart of Jack's ward, Cecily. When all four arrive at Jack's country home on the same weekend, the rivals to fight for Ernest's undivided attention and the Ernests to claim their beloved's pandemonium breaks loose. Only a senile nursemaid and an old, discarded hand-bag can save the day!
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781580495806 (158049580X)
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc.
Pages no: 76
Edition language: English
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rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it
5.0 Audible sale done right.
And I loved it.
Bookworm Blurbs
Bookworm Blurbs rated it
5.0 The Importance of Being Earnest
Cecily Cardew and Gwendolen Fairfax are both in love with the same mythical suitor. Jack Worthing has wooed Gewndolen as Ernest while Algernon has also posed as Ernest to win the heart of Jack's ward, Cecily. When all four arrive at Jack's country home on the same weekend the "rivals" to fight for E...
Reckless Indulgence on BL
Reckless Indulgence on BL rated it
5.0 The Importance of Being Earnest
Review will go live later today on my blog. Will update with link later~
nente
nente rated it
2.0 The Importance of Being Earnest
I love Wilde's prose, but his plays always sound as if each and every character was Wilde himself, changing costumes and dashing about the stage to make entrances. There's only one voice here - Wilde's, only one witty, cynical outlook on life, and the reason why he didn't turn this into a monologue ...
XLeptodactylous
XLeptodactylous rated it
4.0 The Importance of Being Earnest
Fundamentally Oscar Wilde. Witty, quips galore and something to say without being overly pretentious, unlike most people.
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