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The Importance of Being Earnest

AuthorOscar Wilde

NarratorGeraldine Mcewan, Simon Russell Beale

Duration1h 36m

CategoriesAdult Fiction, Plays and Dramatisations, Classics

Key StageA Level

PublisherBBC

VersionAbridged

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To avoid tiresome family engagements, Algernon Moncrieff, a bachelor-about-town, has invented Bunbury, an invalid friend whose bedside he is frequently obliged to attend. At the same time, his friend Jack Worthing has invented a wicked brother called Ernest to disguise his own misdemeanours. When Algernon poses as Ernest, confusion reigns, and it takes the discovery of an old black handbag to reveal the truth.

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