The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Book - 1965
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Baker & Taylor
Commentaries by Shaw, Beerbohm and Agate follow a three-act version of Wilde's satirical assault on nineteenth-century fashions, manners, and morality

HARPERCOLL
The Importance of Being Earnest shows a full measure of Oscar Wilde's legendary wit, and embodies more than any of his other plays, his decency and warmth. This edition contains substantial excerpts from the original four-act version which was never produed, as well as the full test of the final three-act version, selections from Wilde's correspondence, and commentary by George Bernard Shaw, Max Beerbohm, St. John Hankin, and James Agate.

Publisher: New York : Avon Books, c1965
Edition: An authoritative text ed
ISBN: 9780380012770
0380012774
Characteristics: 158, [1] p. ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Popkin, Henry

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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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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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