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Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays

-By Oscar Wilde

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A collection of plays from Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays introduces readers to some of his best works.

Jack Worthing has a secret which no one else knows or suspects. The adopted heir to the Cardew fortune, he lets everyone around him believe he has a renegade brother known as Ernest. However, he alone knows that there is no such brother, and that he is Ernest whenever he runs to London to enjoy life as he sees fit, perhaps according to the very bad lifestyle he ascribes for his nonexistent brother. Jack has responsibilities however, responsibilities which require his full attention. He must see to the wellbeing of his late guardian's granddaughter, Cecily Cardew, the pretty eighteen year old girl who has no idea of Jack's alter ego. Jack also loves the daughter of his best friend, Algernon Moncrieff, and would do anything to win Gwendolyn's hand. When he proposes this to his friend, Algernon tells him that he suspects his double life, after all, he knows him only as Ernest and not as Jack. The way with which Jack deals with this and the rest of the misfortunes he has brought on his own head form the rest of Oscar Wilde's most famous play. This book also includes some lesser known plays, all of which showcase Wilde's candid way of capturing life as it is with his words. short..

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ISBN-13 9788171674626
Publisher Rupa & Co
Imprint Rupa & Co
Number of Pages 196
Publication Date 08012002
Language English
Binding Paperback

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