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The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
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The Importance of Being Earnest

10 ratings, 3 reviews

The Importance of Being Earnest is a classic comedy of manners in which two flippant young men, in order to impress their respected beloveds, pretend that their names are “Ernest,” which both young ladies believe confers magical qualities on the possessor. It was first performed for the public on February 14, 1895 at the St. James’ Theatre in London, and is regarded by many critics and scholars as being the wittiest play in the English language. (Summary from

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10 ratings, 3 reviews

Eda Ata

December 25, 2012

I did enjoy the story! Oscillate wildly! :)


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Wendy Porter

November 05, 2011

Excellent story, made me laugh out loud. Oscar Wilde is very witty. The two main characters are read very well by the readers (the women need work). I do recommend it.