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The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays by Oscar Wilde
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Nov 12, 11

Read from October 20 to November 12, 2011

I liked the plays very much. Having read 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' I was expecting a linear brand of storytelling but I was gladly disappointed. The plot of each tale is introduced through wit and comedy, which reaches satirical levels at points.

However such introduction somehow feels slow and when the plot reaches it's climax, I felt like I was purposefully starved only to be nourished again with clever lines and outstanding maxims such as my favourite: 'All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.'.

Overall it was a good book to read and I am currently looking forward to see these plays on a theatre stage. I did not enjoy "Salome'" and "A Florence Tragedy" as much but overall I believe that 4/5 is a good rating for this book.
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