The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest is a play written by Oscar Wilde in 1895. It is considered a classic of English literature and is widely read and studied for its wit, satire, and commentary on the societal norms of the late Victorian era. The play is a comedy of manners and centers around two friends, Jack and Algernon, who both adopt false identities in order to escape their responsibilities. It also satirizes the conventions and pretensions of the upper class. The play is widely considered to be one of the greatest plays in the English language, and it is famous for its clever wordplay, sharp wit and biting social satire. It is also a very enjoyable and entertaining read, with plenty of humor and irony.