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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (94,708 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Antón Palomar Publisher: NEAR, S.A. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN:
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Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Oscar Fingal O´Flaherty Wills Wilde nació el 16 de octubre de 1854 en Dublín, Irlanda, en el seno de una familia de elevado posicionamiento social y cultural. Como su madre deseaba una hija fue vestido de forma asidua con ropajes de niña durante los primeros años de su existencia, conformando así el primer apunte estrambótico en la personalidad del futuro escritor. El arte por el arte era la premisa básica del comportamiento vital y profesional del escritor, quien sorprendía por su perspicaz sentido del humor y sus deleites excéntricos. Cultivó distintos géneros literarios, aunque fue en sus obras teatrales, donde dio rienda suelta a su querencia decadentista, su confección de punzantes e ingeniosos diálogos y su aguda construcción de tramas y enredos. Wilde sería encarcelado durante dos años, acusado de homosexualidad y sodomía. Cuando salió de la cárcel se trasladó a la localidad francesa de Berneval y adoptó el seudónimo de Sebastian Melmoth. Posteriormente residió en París, donde falleció en condiciones económicas míseras, por una meningitis cerebral el 30 de noviembre del año 1900. Tenía 46 años.

La importancia de llamarse Ernesto

La comedia narra los divertidos entresijos en la alta burguesía del viejo Londres, y la doble personalidad que el protagonista, Jack Worthing adopta para, por una parte lograr tener la conciencia tranquila en armonía con lo que la sociedad nos dicta, el 'ser formales, ser como es debido , y por otra parte mostrarse como realmente es, con sus instintos, sus bajezas, en definitiva con su cara más natural. Wilde se recrea regalando al lector un cúmulo de finas ironías, mordacidad, y una sátira de la sociedad burguesa.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott Allen | 2/20/2014

    " Short and amusing. As far as plays go, this is not my favorite, but it was a nice little text for my AP Literature class. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 2/18/2014

    " Not always fun to read a play, however this is just so funny!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 2/5/2014

    " Entertaining, one for those down days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arin | 2/4/2014

    " Awesoeme! Algernon is the funniest character ever! I love the muffin scene and cucumber sandwiches! Hilarious lines and some one of the easiest plays I have ever read I had to read this for school but I loved it and am so glad I had to read it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keri | 1/27/2014

    " This is such a great play. My favorite character is of course the divorced woman who looks so much younger and happier as a result. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 1/25/2014

    " Preparing this for production; fun, clever stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 1/22/2014

    " I found the ending funny but a bit predictable. I still liked it a lot and found Earnest's character appealing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cobie | 1/20/2014

    " Loved it. So quick with the witty comebacks & comments. Really fun to read ... I kept reading lady braknall as Judy dench :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Dawson | 12/11/2013

    " A classic which never fails to amuse - the first scene in particular is wonderful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 9/6/2013

    " hilarious and light compared to much of 19th century literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 mikey k | 6/30/2013

    " a light and witty read that was easy to finish and high amusing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gyula | 5/12/2013

    " This the first play I listened from Oscar Wilde. It was so much fun! Actually I was laughing out loud, it's a really funny comedy. I loved the way the conflicts were built on the different worldviews of the characters. And I liked the happily ever after ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katy Kanas | 10/23/2012

    " Words can't express how funny, witty, and truthful this play is. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Athul Raj | 10/4/2012

    " I don't know about the aristocratic life in the 19th century. So I can't tell if this is a satire or just a humor story for the brainless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzie Shannon-Little | 5/22/2012

    " Love this play. If it's EVER on, I feel compelled to go and see it. Wonderful comedic writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaydon_the_dino | 5/17/2012

    " A fun, fast paced comedy of manners and mistaken identity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MichelleCH | 3/1/2012

    " Witty and so clever. I do love when societal norms are questioned. I watched the movie shortly after with Micheal Redgrave and thought it was excellent as well. The best part was the ending with Ms. Prism; she was just as I imagined her in my mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 2/5/2012

    " I generally find it dull to read plays. You lose so much of the human interaction and personal interpretation that they become flat, just words on paper. Wilde has such a special talent, however, that the Importance of Being Earnest remains a delightful quick read despite its format. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Uyuki | 12/26/2011

    " Now, this is great fun for a Victorian novel. All the confusion over the name Earnest... and all the forced politeness between everyone. God, I love it. I had a blast all the way to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie Chuang | 11/28/2011

    " I don't read plays too often, but this one is a classic and hilarious. Oscar Wilde was such a witty writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wafa | 11/21/2011

    " Kept my interest the whole time even though I hate plays "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christopher Hutton | 9/25/2011

    " Just didn't get it. I appreciate the literary value, but the plot felt so trivial (Which I'm sure was intentional) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 5/22/2011

    " One of the most hilarious plays I've ever read. Oscar Wilde is amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rana | 5/22/2011

    " Weirdly funny. And finished it in one sitting :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 5/21/2011

    " Simply a fun, satirical, quick read. It's an enjoyable piece to go back to time and again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 5/18/2011

    " Funniest thing I've ever read. And the 2002 film adaptation is great! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 5/11/2011

    " I bloody love this play. I laugh so hard every time I read it! Simply never gets old. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samaa | 5/11/2011

    " Simple and witty. Oscar Wilde has the unique ability to tell a cynical truth in both an understated and funny manner! The play is filled with quotable lines : D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynley | 5/7/2011

    " I want to name my child Earnest now. Oscar Wilde has produced a stunningly clever, charmingly witty, and wonderfully funny story. Well worth the read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 5/6/2011

    " This book was quite hilarious. The dry British humor added the right amount of subtlety to the very things Oscar Wilde was poking at such as the upper classes of society, marriage, and the church. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla | 5/6/2011

    " This play was a quick and easy read. I like the light-hearted tone, and the easy way it poked fun at stereotypes. It was quite enjoyable, but not something particularly amazing. It was fun and hilarious while it lasted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 5/1/2011

    " Read this for a college drama class and enjoyed the comical aspects. At first I couldn't quite get a hold on the characters and who was who, but it got easier and more entertaining as I began to piece together the characters and situations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skaditch | 5/1/2011

    " Very funny. You can see the origins of shows like " Three's Company" and the likes, although Ernest is far superior. This pay could be put on at any time, in any setting and still be timely. After all, identity thieves are everywhere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timmy | 5/1/2011

    " Hilarity. Loved it. It is astounding when you read something this old that is still so relevant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 4/30/2011

    " Oscar Wilde is hilarious. The wit of the characters and the absurdity of the situations is really funny. I enjoyed the duality theme and the substance of the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 4/29/2011

    " Read this for my AP brit. lit class and LOVED It. Clever and witty. "All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his."

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About the Author
Author Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born in Dublin. He won scholarships to both Trinity College, Dublin, and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced by the radical aesthetics of Walter Pater. Flamboyant wit and man-about-town, Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. After publishing two volumes of short stories between 1887 and 1891, his social-comedy plays such as Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest established his critical and commercial success. In 1895 Wilde was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for homosexual conduct and died in Paris in obscurity a few years after his release.