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I'm Just Wilde About Earnest

Advantages: Wonderfully witty - a classic
Disadvantages: none at all!

...to inject a bit of culture and sophistication here on Ciao (well, I can try!) As I have mentioned on previous book opinions, I am a member of a postal book group. Therefore, every 2 weeks I receive a new book to read, chosen by a friend in the ...

jools30 25.02.2002 · Read full review
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A masterpiece - laugh out loud funny

Advantages: Funny, comment on society
Disadvantages: None

I was under the impression that The Importance of Being Earnest was a serious piece of work for some reason but I couldn't have been more wrong. This play, written by Oscar Wilde, is incredibly funny farcical comedy that was written in the late 19th centu ...

laurahartleyy 13.09.2014 · Read full review
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An earnest farce

Advantages: Witty dialogue, funny farce
Disadvantages: None

...“The Importance of being Earnest” is perhaps the best known of Oscar Wilde’s plays and most performed. The play is terrifically easy to read, full of sharp, witty dialogue that flows easily between the characters. The play is basically a farce. As any ...

Robert_Chilton 22.01.2005 · Read full review
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Found in a handbag.

Advantages: Funny.
Disadvantages: Prehaps not to everyones taste.

The play is a satire on 19th century Mayfair society and as the title suggests the play is about the importance of being called Ernest. I have the penguin popular classics version of the book, which has a brief history of Oscar Wilde, his life and work ...

Azurel 12.04.2002 · Read full review
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Oscar is a laugh

Advantages: An education
Disadvantages: too short

...when I was at school I was in the class where the likes of Milton, Shakespeare, Wilde and Chaucer were said to be above us in ability. Now I'm 26 I decided it was time I saw what all the fuss was about in these books. ...

chickenbroncitis 20.05.2002 · Read full review
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