The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

eBook - 2012
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Algernon pretends to be Jack's troublesome younger brother, in Wilde's satirical assault on nineteenth-century fashions, manners, and morality.
Publisher: New York : Signet Classics, 2012
ISBN: 9780451531896
0451531892
Branch Call Number: 822.8 W672i 2012
Characteristics: xxxiv, 201 p. ; 18 cm

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Maolunzhou
Jul 10, 2018

It is amusing, but just for light reading.. I expected a better variety of themes, but it seems to repeat for every play which is a bit tiresome.

SPPL_Kristen Mar 15, 2018

This play is hysterical on multiple levels; truly some of Wilde's finest work. Skip the movie versions (none of them are good) and see it live if you're able to.

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erikavking
Sep 29, 2016

This play is brimming with double-entendre and absurdity. Hysterical!

ezhurbin Jun 24, 2016

A comical Victorian farce full of witty repartee and absurdities! Very entertaining, funny, and almost every line is quotable. I am sad that the book is short and had to end so fast.

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csrestall
Jun 01, 2016

This was a great quick read, super funny and lighthearted! Very witty and satirical towards British society at the time! Super fun!

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connector
Feb 29, 2016

Holy smokes! So good. Doesn't get better than this. Oscar is THE MAN!

poopyhead69 May 29, 2014

It's brilliant. I lolled many times.

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Lauren31
Feb 06, 2013

Loved it! Very funny, witty, quick read.

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beadingbritt
Jul 06, 2012

Shakespeare asked, "What's in a name?" Well, apparently, it's a matter of some importance to these 4!
Wilde captured the dry, ridiculous nature of society at the time wonderfully, and you can't help but laugh your way through this book!
Worth every second!

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Maolunzhou
Jul 10, 2018

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csrestall
Jun 01, 2016

csrestall thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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csrestall
Jun 01, 2016

Jack and Algernon both suffer from a bad case of bunburyism, to invent a fictional character for ones own gain. Subsequently they both end up becoming engaged to women who both believe they are the same man named Ernest. Much troubles occur from this mix up!

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