Publisher : Modern Library
Release Date : 2010-07-21
ISBN 13: 0307757455
Total Pages : 288 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (37 users download)
Summary Book and excerpt The Importance of Being Earnest :
Download or Read book The Importance of Being Earnest written by Oscar Wilde and published by Modern Library. This book was released on 2010-07-21 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Oscar Wilde created his final and most lasting play, comic masterpieces of all time, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, in 1895. Considered one of the greatest THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is a farce, playing with love, religion, and truth as it tells the tale of two men. Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, who bend the truth in order to add excitement to their lives. Jack invents an imaginary brother, Ernest, whom he uses as an excuse to escape from his dull country home and gallavant in town. Meanwhile, Algernon follows Jack's scam, but his imaginary friend, Bumbury, provides a convenient method of adventuring in the country. However, their deceptions eventually cross paths, resulting in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits. Hailed as the first modern comedy in England, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is Wilde's most famous work. This collection also features two other plays that Wilde penned earlier in his career, LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN and AN IDEAL HUSBAND, that also display his ability to convey warmth and wit through his hilarious characters and their outlandish situations.