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Read online The Importance of Being Earnest.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde s madcap farce about mistaken identities secret engagements and lovers entanglements still delights readers more than a century after its publication and premiere performance The rapid fire wit and eccentric characters of The Importance of Being Earnest have made it a mainstay of the high school curriculum for decades .

Cecily Cardew and Gwendolen Fairfax are both in love with the same mythical suitor Jack Worthing has wooed Gewndolen as Ernest while Algernon has also posed as Ernest to win the heart of Jack s ward Cecily When all four arrive at Jack s country home on the same weekend the rivals to fight for Ernest s undivided attention and the Ernests to claim their beloveds pandemonium breaks loose Only a senile nursemaid and an old discarded hand bag can save the day .

This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader s notes to help the modern reader appreciate Wilde s wry wit and elaborate plot twists by Oscar Wilde

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The Importance of Being Earnest
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Category:Classics, Plays, Fiction, Drama, Humor, Literature
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An Ideal Husband, Complete Works of Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince, The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere's Fan, The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays, The Canterville Ghost, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Happy Prince and Other Tales, The Complete Fairy Tales
Beautiful aristocratic an adored wife and young mother Lady Windermere is a fascinating puritan whose severe moral code leads her to the brink of social suicide The only one who can save her is the mysterious Mrs Erlynne whose scandalous relationship with Lord Windermere has prompted her fatal impulse And Mrs Erlynne has a secret a secret Lady Windermere must never know if she is to retain her peace of mind, The Importance of Being Earnest Lady Windermere s Fan A Woman of No Importance Salome An Ideal Husband br br Oscar Wilde was already one of the best known literary figures in Britain when he was persuaded to turn his extraordinary talents to the theatre Between and he produced a sequence of distinctive plays which spearheaded the dramatic renaissance of the s and retain their power today This collection offers newly edited texts of Lady Windermere s Fan A Woman of No Importance Salome An Ideal Husband and arguably the greatest farcical comedy in English The Importance of Being Earnest, This is Oscar Wilde s tale of the American family moved into a British mansion Canterville Chase much to the annoyance its tired ghost The family which refuses to believe in him is in Wilde s way a commentary on the British nobility of the day and on the Americans too The tale like many of Wilde s is rich with allusion but ends as sentimental romance, Oscar Wilde s madcap farce about mistaken identities secret engagements and lovers entanglements still delights readers more than a century after its publication and premiere performance The rapid fire wit and eccentric characters of The Importance of Being Earnest have made it a mainstay of the high school curriculum for decades br br Cecily Cardew and Gwendolen Fairfax are both in love with the same mythical suitor Jack Worthing has wooed Gewndolen as Ernest while Algernon has also posed as Ernest to win the heart of Jack s ward Cecily When all four arrive at Jack s country home on the same weekend the rivals to fight for Ernest s undivided attention and the Ernests to claim their beloveds pandemonium breaks loose Only a senile nursemaid and an old discarded hand bag can save the day br br This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader s notes to help the modern reader appreciate Wilde s wry wit and elaborate plot twists