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Importance Of Being Earnest & Other Plays (Arc Classics)

by Oscar Wilde
Arcturus Publishing

Your net price $2.49

Pub Date: 2020
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320 pp.
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 inches

ISBN: 9781838575779
TB Code: 2001241
Availability: 752 in stock

We should treat all trivial things in life very seriously, and all serious things of life with a sincere and studied triviality. - Oscar Wilde First performed in 1895, The Importance of Being Earnest is a play in three acts full of mix-ups, unexpected plot twists, mistaken identities and extraordinary quickfire wit. Cecily Cardew and Gwendolen Fairfax both fall in love with a man called Ernest who doesn't exist. That's because he's the invention of Jack Worthing, who needed a black-sheep of a brother to blame his bad behaviour on. Things become complicated when Jack falls in love with Gwendolen, his friend Algernon falls for Cecily and nobody knows who anybody else is any more as the plot heads for disaster. This is Wilde's most popular play and its unforgettable characters, including the redoubtable Lady Bracknell, still cut the mustard today as Wilde's wit and wordplay raise low English farce to brilliant heights. Also includes: An Ideal Husband Lady Windermere's Fan.