La Importancia de Llamarse Ernesto (Alba) (Spanish Edition)

La Importancia de Llamarse Ernesto.

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By Steven (Tallahassee, FL) · ★★★★★ · June 16, 2007
Oscar Wildre was pretty darn quotable, wasn't he:

The only way to behave to a woman is to make love to her if she is pretty and to someone else if she is plain.

To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.

All women become like their mothe... ...more
By Emily May (The United Kingdom) · ★★★★☆ · August 17, 2012
“If you are not too long, I will wait for you all my life.”

Ah, Mr Wilde can always be counted on to make me laugh, to poke fun at the ridiculousness of human behaviour, to tell a story that is both incredibly clever and undeniably silly. The Importance of Being Earnest is a play about mistaken id... ...more
By Arthur (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · August 15, 2013

I'm Ernest P. Worrell, and I approve this message.


Now, there's been an awful lotta discussion goin' on 'round these parts, lotsa blow-hards and no-brains spoutin' off their own uninformed, silly-ass opinions on the matter, but me I'm fixin' to put an end to all this nonsense, right here right now... ...more
By Jean (The United Kingdom) · ★★★★☆ · March 10, 2015
Every line in The Importance of Being Earnest is an absolute gem. Remember these?

“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.”

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”

“No woman should ever...
By Brad (Summerside, PE, Canada) · ★★★★★ · June 25, 2010
Comedy is tough to do well, even by those who create it, but it is even tougher to go back and restage past comedies for modern audiences. The easy explanation is that humour is such a product of its time that audiences are simply not capable of getting the jokes -- not truly. There may be someth... ...more
By Henry (San Diego, CA, The United States Minor Outlying Islands) · ★★★★☆ · December 22, 2013
Algernon(Algy) Moncrieff, is being visited .By his enigmatic friend,Ernest Worthing. That is Ernest in town. And Jack(John),in the country.It's a long story.But we have time. Mr.Worthing,likes to go to town!Get as far as possible.From his responsibilities at home.Change his name to Ernest.Becomes... ...more
By David (Halethorpe, MD) · ★★★★☆ · May 22, 2012
Plays are generally better heard than read (I find Shakespeare dull as dirt to read, though I enjoy watching his plays), and that is certainly true of this Victorian comedy of misdirection and misunderstanding. Oscar Wilde was in full satiric mode though his humor was perhaps gentler than usual,... ...more
By Kelly · ★★★★★ · May 24, 2007
One of the best plays I've ever read/been in. This review is going to be remarkably short, because I think experiencing Oscar Wilde is really not something to be done except by actually doing so. The joke of it is ruined otherwise. I will say the play is fast, witty, extremely bright, and incredi... ...more
By April (The United States) · ★★★★★ · June 21, 2012
Oscar Wilde is my backup husband, after William Shakespeare.

I don't care that he was gay; he's also dead, but I'm not really making that an issue, am I? ...more
By Sumirti · ★★★★★ · March 11, 2015
* Never read this book in a crowd.
* Never read this book when you are not alone.
* Never read this book after mid-night.
* Never read this book with the doors of your room kept open.
* Never read this book sitting down on the floor.

...because when I read this book in my room, with the doors ope... ...more