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The importance of being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde; Henry Popkin
Publisher: New York : Avon Books, ©1965.
Series: A Bard book, 37473
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : An authoritative text edView all editions and formats
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Algernon is a gentlemen from a wealthy family. Algernon's close friend Jack, has a ward, Cecily. Both Algernon and Jack have created alter egos to make life more interesting. Algernon arrives for a weekend visit in the country posing as Earnest. Having heard of Earnest's misadventures, Cicely has developed an infatuation with the rogue, and Algernon's impersonation of him works famously on Cicely. Meanwhile,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous plays
Film novelizations
Drama
Named Person: Oscar Wilde
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oscar Wilde; Henry Popkin
ISBN: 0380012774 9780380012770
OCLC Number: 6462092
Notes: Movie released in 2002.
Description: 158, [1] pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: Aeschylus. Prometheus bound [and] Agamemnon. --
Sophocles. Oedipus the king [and] Antigone. --
Euripides. Alcestis [and] Medea. --
Aristophanes. The frogs.
Series Title: A Bard book, 37473
Responsibility: Oscar Wilde ; critical material selected and introduced by Henry Popkin.

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Algernon is a gentlemen from a wealthy family. Algernon's close friend Jack, has a ward, Cecily. Both Algernon and Jack have created alter egos to make life more interesting. Algernon arrives for a weekend visit in the country posing as Earnest. Having heard of Earnest's misadventures, Cicely has developed an infatuation with the rogue, and Algernon's impersonation of him works famously on Cicely. Meanwhile, Algernon's cousin, Gwendolyn, arrives for the weekend, and is startled to discover Jack is also there -- except that she knows him as bad-boy Earnest. So just who really is who?

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