The Importance Of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy For Serious People

The Importance Of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy For Serious People

by Oscar Wilde

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789353360320
Publisher: Astral International Pvt. Ltd.
Publication date: 05/06/2019
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1854. He wrote essays, poetry, stories, plays, and one novel (The Picture of Dorian Gray). He was something of a celebrity, known for dressing flamboyantly. He had a biting wit, which made him eminently quotable. He died in 1900 at the age of forty-six.

Date of Birth:

October 16, 1854

Date of Death:

November 30, 1900

Place of Birth:

Dublin, Ireland

Place of Death:

Paris, France

Education:

The Royal School in Enniskillen, Dublin, 1864; Trinity College, Dublin, 1871; Magdalen College, Oxford, England, 1874

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importance of being earnest: a trivial comedy for serious people 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
darcicat More than 1 year ago
Spend the 99 cents for a nicely formatted copy of this excellent play. There are spacing issues, typos, missed words, and random characters throughout this version. Definitely detracts from the pleasure of reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great formating for a free book. One of the funniest satires ever.
TadAD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There's not a lot of depth to this play. Though Wilde does take on the Victorian notions of responsibility, respectability and...well...earnestness, you won't find strikingly real characters that will stay with you, nor any deep and revelatory social messages. What you will find, however, is one of the best assemblies of laugh out oud moments in the English language. Lady Bracknell, alone, had me in stitches for the entire play with her observations on orphans ("To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose both looks like carelessness.") to her theories of education ("I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance.").The invented relatives, the mistaken identities, the long-lost foundling, the Tartar of an aunt who controls the purse strings¿all of them are sewn together in a way that seems so familiar because they've been a part of our comedic vocabulary ever since Shakespeare. Yet, Wilde's gift is that they don't seem hackneyed nor trite. I think the only downside is that the lawsuits over the play stopped Wilde from writing any more, and that's a loss.
Anniesotm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Timeless, funny and incredibly clever & witty... could you expect anything less of Mr. Wilde?
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It's been years since I've read Wilde, and I must say, that I still love him as much as I did as a teen. I can't help but to laugh out loud at the sarcasm, cynacism, and plays on words that encompass his writing. Take some time and get wild about Wilde!
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