A Woman of No Importance.

by Oscar Wilde | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0140622454 Global Overview for this book
Registered by samulli of Weimar, Thüringen Germany on 10/28/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by samulli from Weimar, Thüringen Germany on Friday, October 28, 2005
Who wouldn’t love Oscar Wilde?
I always had a soft spot for Wildes aphorisms (not to speak of his decadent lifestyle!) and so decided a while ago I had to read some of his plays. Funny, witty and delightful, it is a typical Victorian comedy – and above all it is a book that travels lightly (it’s really quite small).
So, to let other people join in the fun I decided to make a bookring out of it together with another classic by Oscar Wilde: “The importance of being Ernest” (even funnier than this one!). More participants always welcome!

Journal Entry 2 by samulli from Weimar, Thüringen Germany on Saturday, November 19, 2005
This book is together with "The importance of being earnest" on its way to the following people:

CatharinaL (Finland)
Shimmy-crazy (UK)
-Psyche- (USA)
yvensong (USA)
KarinAlyssa (Canada)

I hope you all have a lot of fun with it!

Journal Entry 3 by CatharinaL from Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, November 21, 2005
The books arrived today--thanks for sending, samulli!

Journal Entry 4 by CatharinaL from Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, November 22, 2005
This one was even richer in social commentary and wonderfully witty punchlines in 'fencing' dialogues than The Importance of Being Earnest. The sharp and sometimes sombre views on men vs. women, masculinity vs. femininity, England vs. America, keeping up appearances etc. called for attentive reading but were never overwhelming--I enjoyed this a great deal! Also, as I didn't know the plot in advance, this was perhaps even more interesting for me than Earnest in that respect. I'll be looking for yet more of Wilde the next time I go to the library!

LADY STUTFIELD: Ah! The world was made for men and not for women.
MRS. ALLONBY: Oh, don't say that, Lady Stutfield. We have a much better time than they have. There are far more things forbidden to us than are forbidden to them.
LADY STUTFIELD: Yes; that is quite, quite true. I had not thought of that.

Journal Entry 5 by CatharinaL from Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Thursday, November 24, 2005
I just sent the books on to Shimmy-crazy.

Journal Entry 6 by Shimmy-crazy from Finchley, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, November 28, 2005
Quite an light-hearted amusing read. Not much plot but lots of social comentry.

Sent on to -Psyche- 12/12/05

Journal Entry 7 by -Psyche- on Saturday, December 17, 2005
Haven't read this one, so I look forward to it! Thanks for passing this along...

Journal Entry 8 by -Psyche- at to a bookcrosser in sent by mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, March 11, 2006

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Being sent out today!

Journal Entry 9 by yvensong from Reno, Nevada USA on Tuesday, March 21, 2006
I picked this up at the post office on Saturday.

Wilde has such wonderful wit and his satire of Victorian society is a pleasure to read. Thanks for sharing this.

I'm pm'ing KarinAlyssa and will get this on it's way.

Thanks for sharing this!


It's being mailed today

Journal Entry 11 by KarinAlyssa on Friday, April 14, 2006
I came home for Easter and found 3 bookrings/rays waiting for me. This one will be the last one in my shorter TBR as I am the last person in the ray. Thanks Yvensong for the nice postcard and Samulli for organizing it !

Journal Entry 12 by KarinAlyssa on Saturday, August 04, 2007
Great play, although it is quite outdated, but it must be fun to see it live.

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