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The Importance of Reading Earnest,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Importance of Being Earnest (Penguin Popular Classics) (Paperback)
I personally think that this play is fantastic. Superficially it is a very trivial, lighthearted play with little plot but peppered with witty conceits. On a deeper level it provides an incredible, satirical view of Victorian moral society, from one of the the 'insiders'. The links between the play and the life of Wilde are rife, especially regarding Algernon. I would recommend it wholeheartedly.