The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays (Plays, Penguin)

by Oscar Wilde | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0140482091 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingKateKintailwing of Burke, Virginia USA on 7/6/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingKateKintailwing from Burke, Virginia USA on Sunday, July 06, 2008
Bought at a library used book sale.

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.

Journal Entry 2 by wingKateKintailwing from Burke, Virginia USA on Sunday, July 06, 2008
Adding to my LGBT Bookbox. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I've read some of Wilde's plays but not all of them, so I'll be claiming this book from the book box. [Side note: there's a simply wonderful graphic-novel - and all-gay - version of The Importance of Being Earnest, illustrated by the fabulous Tom Bouden!]

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.]

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