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The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
The Importance of Being Earnest
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Oscar Wilde was at once a family man and a homosexual outsider, a socialite, socialist, and Irish nationalist. His contradictions inspired him to ponder the roles and masks donned in conventional society, and his acute and wry insights are wonderfully displayed in this collection of his essential... show more
Oscar Wilde was at once a family man and a homosexual outsider, a socialite, socialist, and Irish nationalist. His contradictions inspired him to ponder the roles and masks donned in conventional society, and his acute and wry insights are wonderfully displayed in this collection of his essential plays. Known not only for his brilliant, epigrammatic language, but also for his sense of theatrical design, color, and staging, Wilde created an enduring body of finely crafted works, whose delights and ironies still speak to modern audiences. In addition to Lady Windermere's Fan, Salomé, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, A Florentine Tragedy, and The Importance of Being Earnest, this edition contains an introduction, notes and commentaries, and an excised scene from The Importance of Being Earnest.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781613822180 (1613822189)
Publisher: Simon & Brown
Pages no: 156
Edition language: English
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
4.0 Rapid fire farse
About every-other line is a quotable observation, a stab at societal mores, a joke, or all of the above. Algernon's being the most egregious. Prime case would be The truth is rarely pure and never simple. I had fun, and I reckon the rising level of ridiculous would be even better watching it p...
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 ...
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