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A diamond in the rough

Advantages: all the works of Oscar Wilde are included (prose, critisicm, drama, poetry), affordable edition
Disadvantages: the edition is liable to tear and wear, it is not aesthetically appealing

Though many people only know Oscar Wilde as an aphorist and a playwright I think it is his prose where his genius truly manifests itself. This edition is a great and very affordable opportunity to own all of Wilde including prose (such as his celebrated n ...

picky31 23.11.2008 · Read full review
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Laden with gay symbolism.

Advantages: wity, clever, good to read or to watch.
Disadvantages: out of context it makes less sense.

The Importance of Being Ernest is ostensibly a play about four young people becoming two engaged couples, with a splash of farcical mistaken identity along the way, but it can also be read as an expression of gay identity and expereince in Victorian Engla ...

Bryn_Pearson 27.08.2001 · Read full review
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Where the serious people go for comedy

Advantages: Witty, Fast, Funny, Sarcastic
Disadvantages: Absurd, Trivial, Shallow Characters

...'The Importance of Being Earnest' is a fast paced, quaint little comedy that runs through many of the pretensions of the Victorian social elite in regards to marital eligibility in quick succession. All of Wilde's work deals with morals, ethics and socia ...

ladyofsorrow 07.03.2003 · Read full review
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A very silly plot

Advantages: Very Funny very fast
Disadvantages: A little to victorian in places

The Importance of being Ernest boasts one of the silliest plots I have ever heard of. Basically it involves two men pretendig to be other people called Ernest in order to woe the women they love. There are other complications such as the matter of one o ...

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Elegantly Earnest

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Set in the upper class environment during the Victorian period, this may put people off from reading it. But actually it is quite easy to read once you get into the formality of late Victorian speech, which really adds to the imagery of the play. It i ...

ReiKo 12.09.2000 · Read full review
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