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The Importance of Being Earnest - Community Reviews back

by Oscar Wilde
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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 3 years ago
After what feels like a millennium, I have read The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde and I totally get the hype now. Oscar Wilde's play focuses on two men who independently of the other have invented alternate personas that allow them to cut loose without (hopefully) any repercussions. One...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 4 years ago
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...
MadgeWhitlin
MadgeWhitlin rated it 5 years ago
I can't believe I haven't read this before, ugh. I've heard of this play, of course, but I honestly didn't know anything about it before reading it, except that it was funny.I would love to see this performed because, as amusing as it was to read, I feel like actually seeing it acted out would be ev...
rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it 5 years ago
And I loved it.
carolesrandomlife
carolesrandomlife rated it 6 years ago
This was a lot of fun! The full cast was awesome. I am really kind of surprised by how funny I thought it was.
Bookworm Blurbs
Bookworm Blurbs rated it 6 years ago
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 6 years ago
Review will go live later today on my blog. Will update with link later~
mollysmommyreads
mollysmommyreads rated it 7 years ago
I liked it.
nente
nente rated it 7 years ago
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 7 years ago
Fundamentally Oscar Wilde. Witty, quips galore and something to say without being overly pretentious, unlike most people.
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