The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays (Plays, Penguin)
2 journalers for this copy...
Five of Oscar Wilde's wittiest and best-known plays, including Lady Windermere's Fan, his first great stage success, and Lord Alfred Douglas's translation of Salome, which Wilde originally wrote in French. Of The Importance of Being Earnest, his most famous play, Wild wrote: 'It is exquisitely trivial, a delicate bubble of fancy, and it has its philosophy... that we should treat all the trivial things of life with sincere and studied triviality.
Later: It was fun revisiting the plays I'd read, and getting to know the others. I think "Earnest" is still my favorite, but I really enjoyed "A Woman of No Importance", and I've always liked the excess of "Salome"... Reading Wilde sometimes feels like reading a book of famous quotations; it's like finding Easter eggs, stumbling over yet another favorite quote!
[There have been many, many films based on Wilde's plays, including the 1998 version of An Ideal Husband, the 2002 version of The Importance of Being Earnest, and Ernst Lubitsch's 1925 version of Lady Windermere's Fan.]
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I'm planning to drop off a stack of books at the Cafe Bella Vita on Charles St., probably between 3 and 4 pm. Hope the finders enjoy the books!