Publisher Description

" The Importance of Being Earnest" is celebrated not only for the lighthearted ingenuity of its plot, but for its inspired dialogue, rich with scintillating epigrams still savored by all who enjoy artful conversation. From the play's effervescent beginnings in Algernon Moncrieff's London flat to its hilarious denouement in the drawing room of Jack Worthing's country manor in Hertfordshire, this comic masterpiece keeps audiences breathlessly anticipating a new bon mot or a fresh twist of plot moment to moment. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Young Adult
October 4
Public Domain

Customer Reviews

Morgan Thomson ,


I adore Oscar Wilde and his ability to make you laugh at people being people. This is a story that talks of lies, mistakes identity and the class systems within England.
It is humorous and interesting making you think about the fact that if you lie you will always flee found out. This is a lesson I think many need to understand.
Also it seems interesting to see how the class system affects how the characters conduct themselves and make decisions, it also highlights the loss in respect people have now a days which is unfortunate.

I must say that the play did make me laugh at the sheer stupidity of the things we do that are merely human and trivial.

I also will add that I am a massive fan girl of Oscar Wilde so my positivity may be biased

qwerfgthyjuikol ,

A Handbag....!?

Has to be one of the greatest lines ever! Never fails to amuse me :)

Wonderfully absurd and typically Wilde, this witty little farce has been one of my all time favourites since my first introduction, and I would urge anyone who has yet to read it to do so asap!

kindnessofstrangers ,

40 Minutes Of Disappointment

Satire should be short. Protracted laughing about others is neither funny nor entertaining, it reflects rather unfavourably on the person who is ridiculing others. Time badly spent, the same feeling I had after seeing Waiting For Godot.

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