The Plays of Oscar Wilde, Volume 2

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J. W. Luce, 1905 - English drama
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Uneven, but mostly humorous, especially the Importance of Being Earnest. Read full review

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Page 6 - ALGERNON. Yes. But why does your aunt call you her uncle? "From little Cecily, with her fondest love to her dear Uncle Jack." There is no objection, I admit, to an aunt being a small aunt, but why an aunt, no matter what her size may be, should call her own nephew her uncle, I can't quite make out. Besides, your name isn't Jack at all; it is Ernest. JACK. It isn't Ernest; it's Jack.
Page 53 - I am very fond of you, Cecily; I have liked you ever since I met you ! But I am bound to state that now that I know that you are Mr. Worthing's ward, I cannot help expressing a wish you were — well just a little older than you seem to be — and not quite so very alluring in appearance. In fact, if I may speak candidly CECILY. Pray do! I think that whenever one has anything unpleasant to say, one should always be quite candid.
Page 55 - GWENDOLEN. (Quite politely, rising.) My darling Cecily, I think there must be some slight error. Mr. Ernest Worthing is engaged to me. The announcement will appear in the "Morning Post
Page 81 - Street omnibus in younger and happier days. Here is the stain on the lining caused by the explosion of a temperance beverage, an incident that occurred at Leamington. And here, on the lock, are my initials. I had forgotten that in an extravagant mood I had had them placed there.
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Page 84 - Gwendolen, it is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth.
Page 14 - I'll speak to Bunbury, Aunt Augusta, if he is still conscious, and I think I can promise you he'll be all right by Saturday. Of course the music is a great difficulty. You see, if one plays good music, people don't listen, and if one plays bad music people don't talk.
Page 17 - GWENDOLEN Yes, Mr. Worthing, what have you got to say to me? JACK You know what I have got to say to you. GWENDOLEN Yes, but you don't say it.
Page 9 - Don't try it. You should leave that to people who haven't been at a University. They do it so well in the daily papers. What you really are is a Bunburyist. I was quite right in saying you were a Bunburyist. You are one of the most advanced Bunburyists I know. JACK: What on earth do you mean?
Page 17 - I must beg you to retire. This is no place for you. Besides, Mr. Worthing has not quite finished yet. LADY BRACKNELL. Finished what, may I ask? GWENDOLEN. I am engaged to Mr. Worthing, mamma.

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