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Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde’s most popular play today, enduring thanks to its easy humor, witty dialog, and clever satire. It was also one of his more successful plays, despite its first run being prematurely ended after only 86 performances. The main characters pretend to be other people in order to escape social obligations, with the resulting confusion of identities driving the plot and the humor behind it.
Earnest also holds the sad distinction of being Wilde’s last published play. A feud with an aristocrat whose son was Wilde’s lover led to a court case revealing Wilde as a homosexual — a crime in those days, and punishable by imprisonment with hard labor.
78 printed pages
Have you already read it? How did you like it?


  • The messshared an impression6 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    I thought it will be boring, but it’s not. Every speech is a quote. Fantastic!

  • Aphridon18shared an impression2 years ago

    Looking for an classic humour this is it buddy:)

  • Sandra Zibarievashared an impression2 years ago
    🌴Beach Bag Book

    The end was interesting)))


  • Nadya Yurinovahas quoted9 years ago
    I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
  • NEEONhas quoted7 years ago
    girls never marry the men they flirt with
  • Aphridon18has quoted2 years ago

    I hope to­mor­row will be a fine day, Lane.


    It never is, sir.


    Lane, you’re a per­fect pess­im­ist.
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