The Importance of Being Earnest

Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
4 out of 5 stars (104 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this classic 19th century comedy of manners, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrief masquerade under the name of Earnest in order to win the love of Gwendolyn and Cecily. But first they must match wits with the inimitable Lady Bracknell!
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Classic tongue and cheek

i can't help but wonder on Mr Wilde 's undercurrents, the morale fabric of Victorian society and just plain speculation. ...funny to the quick.

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  • Rosemary Hughes
  • 04-04-20

A timeless classic, that still can gain laughs.

This play, when looked at in the time it originally was performed, must have indeed caused a stir in higher society, as it ridicules all the things the Ton holds near.
However, it is very entertaining, to today's audiences, in the puns it so subtlety delivers.

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  • federachi
  • 11-17-15

Christopher Hurt it.

RIP words, phrases, sentences. All dead on delivery.
The cane toads in my backyard have better Upper Class English accents.