The Importance of Being Earnest Book Summary and Study Guide

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Young Jack is known as two people, Ernest in the country (he poses as his brother) and Jack in the city. The plot becomes confusing when Jack and his best friend Algy are believed to have been courting the same women. Jack almost loses his lady love, since both of the girls are indignant at the deception the two men have played upon them.
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The review of this Book prepared by Anna

Oscar Wilde's farce concerns two young men who pretend that their names are Ernest because the women they love will have no one with any other name. Jack, solid citizen in the country, pretends to be Ernest in the city where he is in love with Gwendolyn. Algernon is Jack's friend and he pretends to be Ernest in the country so that he can woo Jack's ward Cecily. Gwendolyn's aunt, Lady Bracknell refuses to let her marry Jack/Ernest because he doesn't know his family. It seems he was found as a baby in a railway station in a handbag. In the end everyone learns the importance of being earnest.
The review of this Book prepared by Jack Goodstein

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Lover is    -   imposter or lookalike

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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