The Importance of Being Earnest (Penguin Popular Classics)

by Oscar Wilde | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0140621725 Global Overview for this book
Registered by youdid of Lüdenscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on 4/26/2004
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by youdid from Lüdenscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, April 26, 2004
After hank-chinaski (THX!) has provided me with the original source of one of my favourite aphorisms on books and reading, I had to buy the book immediately. Of course it will be PC.

Journal Entry 2 by youdid from Lüdenscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, June 21, 2004
Finally finished it. I liked it very much and got another expression to add to my "vocabulary": bunurying - very nice, though i'm not likely to use ist very often ;-)

This book is going to become a bookring. If you like to participate feel free to PM me! (up to 10 participants)

1. hank-chinaski - Bielefeld, D
2. Schwertleite - Dortmund, D ==> book is here now
3. magnaram - Wien, A
n. back to me

supplement, Fr, 2005-04-29:
As I haven't heard anything about the whereabouts of "Earnest" - maybe he's bunburiing and forgot the time - I just ordered a new copy, which will make it's way to vienna with a new BCID once it arrived. You'll find a link to the replaced bookring here later on.

supplement, Tue, 2005-05-17:
Now I've got another copy to let go. You can find it here.

Journal Entry 3 by youdid from Lüdenscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Yesterday I took the Book to the post-office , so hopefully it will arrive soon at hank.

Enjoy your read, everyone!

Journal Entry 4 by winghank-chinaskiwing from Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, July 02, 2004
Came with the mail today, complete and unabridged (*g*). It's been years since I last read it (and saw the play on stage). Looking forward very much to reading it once again.

Journal Entry 5 by winghank-chinaskiwing from Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, July 07, 2004
Clearly one of the all-time classics of British literature. If the essence of drama is dialogue, then Wilde is it’s master. Take this outstanding example right on the very first page:

Algernon: Good heavens! Is marriage so demoralizing as that?
Lane: I believe it is a very pleasant state, sir. I have had very little experience of it myself up to the present. I have only been married once. That was in consequence of a misunderstanding between myself and a young person.

The characters are lined out in such a way you feel at once that you know particular people exactly like them. Personally, I like the women best, especially Lady Bracknell, who reminds me of a lady I once met in Cologne. I read most of the book in public transport and more than once attracted the fellow travellers’ attention because I couldn’t help giggling at Wilde’s ironic jokes. Really great stuff.

Sent on to Schwertleite by snailmail on July 13.

Journal Entry 6 by Schwertleite from Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, July 21, 2004
In earnest, this is one of the most wonderful books ever written.
I am just sort of glad I read this book when I was not too young anymore.

Journal Entry 7 by youdid from Lüdenscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Thursday, November 02, 2006
I'm very sorry having to say: The book ist lost. It's quite a while ago I sent a few PMs to schwertleite and got no answer.
Perhaps I'm going to purchase another one some day, as ist bears my favorite aphorism on books as you can see on my shelf. If I do so, I will PM the outhers, if they're still interested in the ring.


edit: oops - must have lost the overview meanwhile. Have to look up if the copy ist still on my shelf. ;-) Sorry again.

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