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The Importance of Being Earnest Hardcover – Aug 1 1998

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Yestermorrow Inc (August 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1567231047
  • ISBN-13: 978-1567231045
  • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 14.6 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g

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Excellent edition with nice font and margins. May 2 2014
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One of the best books on earth in a volume that is properly printed. Love it.
This book is full of quick witted dialogue and humorous situations. You can go back again and again to enjoy tidbits, even if you don't want to reread the volume all the way through. Wilde makes life fun.
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I directed this play over 10 years ago and lost my copy. I needed a copy to read for the play-reading committee so was very pleased to find it at Amazon.
Oscar Wilde's madcap farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers entanglements still delights. June 3 2014
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I have come to a basic conclusion: Oscar Wilde was the man. And this play proves it. Full of zingers, witty banter, the well-crafted insult, and all things that make Wilde, well, Wilde, the play had me laughing out loud at lines like "The only way to behave to a woman is to make love to her, if she is pretty, and to someone else if she is plain" or, as a resigned Jack realizes none of them may be married, "Then a passionate celibacy is all that any of us can look forward to."

Also characteristic of Wilde is that there is a lot more going on here than comedy. With a sharp eye, Wilde cleverly satirizes all aspects of aristocratic life. For all their cleverness, these are despicable people. They are petty, vain, arrogant, and vapid. And hysterical.
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When I direct a show, I always find SparkNotes most helpful. I use it for character development and specific plot points.