Oscar Wilde's comedic play The Importance of Being Earnest
Wilde's witty and buoyant comedy of manners is brilliantly plotted from its effervescent first act to its hilarious denouement, and filled with some of literature's most famous epigrams. Widely considered Wilde's most perfect work.
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Rewind eighteen years: My grandmother gave me Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Autumn 1998, and it stayed on my shelf for perhaps weeks.