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The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde S Madcap Farce About Mistaken Identities, Secret Engagements, And Lovers Entanglements Still Delights Readers Than A Century After Its 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 DecadesCecily Cardew And Gwendolen Fairfax Are Both In Love With The Same Mythical Suitor Jack Worthing Has Wooed Gwendolen 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 Beloveds Pandemonium Breaks Loose Only A Senile Nursemaid And An Old, Discarded Hand Bag Can Save The Day 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

About the Author: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet, and author of numerous short stories, and one novel Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest As the result of a widely covered series of trials, Wilde suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years hard labour after being convicted of gross indecency with other men After Wilde was released from prison he set sail for Dieppe by the night ferry He never returned to Ireland or Britain, and died in poverty.

10 thoughts on “The Importance of Being Earnest

  1. says:

    We live in an age of idealsWilde is a genius This play is genius What a penetrating critique of high Victorian society this becomes but rather than being a dull argument or essay, it takes on the body of a hilarious play This is just absurd, outrageous and straight to the point This picture says it all to me Jack undergoes a great deal of social mobility prior to the events of the play however, Bracknell, who represents the rigidness of British aristocracy, is very alarmed that suchWe live in an age o

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    When I was quite young I guess, if you were of a mind to, you might say it was a generation ago I was listening to a radio program and for some reason they decided to do the handbag scene from The Importance of Being Earnest I d heard of the play before, obviously, but only the name I had thought it would be some terribly dreary thing, having no idea just how funny a man Wilde was The guy on the radio gave it quite a build up saying something to the effect that this scene is not just on When I was quite youn

  3. says:

    If you are not too long, I will wait for you all my life Ah, Mr Wilde can always be counted on to make me laugh, to poke fun at the ridiculousness of human behaviour, to tell a story that is both incredibly clever and undeniably silly The Importance of Being Earnest is a play about mistaken identity, lies, the English class system, and the never ending vanity and selfishness of high society members And it s hilarious It s one of few pre 20th century comedies to have maintained it s laugh fa If you are not too long,

  4. says:

    This 1895 play about mistaken and hidden identities is my favorite by Oscar Wilde One of the wittiest plays ever Algernon is visited in his town home by his friend Ernest, who intends to propose to Algernon s cousin Gwendolen Algernon manages to dig out his friend s secret his name is actually Jack.Jack has an 18 year old ward, Cecily, who lives in his country home So he uses the name Ernest when he is in town so he can live it up a little, and then tells Cecily about his wastrel younger bro This 1895 play about mistaken

  5. says:

    Hilarious and entertaining read, the wit and sarcasm in this book was outta this world

  6. says:

    Algernon Algy Moncrieff, is being visited, by his enigmatic friend, Ernest Worthing, that is Ernest in town and Jack John , in the country It s a long story, but we have time, Mr.Worthing, likes to go to town Get as far as possible, away from his stifling, depressing, responsibilities at home, change his name to Ernest and becomes his younger brother who doesn t exist Do the wrong things, everybody has secrets, still lies in fact, flow like maple syrup on pancakes, from his lips That Algernon Algy Moncrieff, is being visited, by his en

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    If you try to take this literally, it is ludicrous, so don t It is a delicately crafted confection of spun sugar sweet but sharp, beautiful, brittle, and engineered to amuse An iridescent filament of fantasy , as critic William Archer described the opening performance on Valentine s Day 1895 In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing. Gwendolen This play is a social comedy that celebrates surfaces the flexible importance of etiquette as long as it s under If you try to take this literally, it is ludicrous, so don

  8. says:

    The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar WildeThe Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde The play s major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways Some contemporary reviews praised the play s humor and the culmination of Wilde s artistic career, while others were cautious about its lack of social messages Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar WildeThe Importance

  9. says:

    Every line in The Importance of Being Earnest is an absolute gem Remember theseAll women become like their mothers That is their tragedy No man does, and that is his I never travel without my diary One should always have something sensational to read in the train No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age It looks so calculating Just three for a start I had not realised quite how many of Oscar Wilde s bon mots originated in this particular play, which is subtitled, A Every line in The Importance of Being Earnest is an absolute gem Remember theseA

  10. says:

    I read The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde as part of classics bingo to satisfy my satire square Educated at Oxford in the late 19th century, Wilde was a product of strict upper class British social s He married and fathered two children and then came out as homosexual Wilde s plays and novellas poked fun at the society which had renounced him and later put him on trial Earnest received good marks in London prior to Wilde s social downfall and has made a comeback in classic re I read The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde as part of classics bi

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