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The importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, a Book Review

Updated on June 18, 2013

Book Review

"Two woman. Both in love.
Two men. Both posing as the same person, the exiting and lovely "Ernest".
All four arrive at the same country house, on the same weekend.
What will happen, will they find out and how come it is so important to be "Erne(a)st"?"

This book was not at all what I thought it would be.

I read both The picture of Dorian Gray and The importance of being Earnest in the span of 3 days, and when I picked up “The importance of being Earnest” I was pretty convinced that I was going to sit down and read something that was a lot like The picture of Dorian gray.

The experience was nowhere near the same, though, and multiple times while reading this I had to stop and think if I was really reading what I was reading.

Because at first I was sure that I was not reading enough into this book, and that I must have missed some point of the book since I mostly found it funny and not as deep and psychological as other works of Oscar Wilde.
And Oscar Wilde is, as always, a great writer and this is definitely my favorite book of his.

Recommend to: People who like Oscar Wilde, people who like classics
Partly recommended for: Everyone
Not recommended to: People who only read YA (Young Adult) books


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