Review: A Woman Of No Importance by Oscar Wilde 

“One should sympathise with the joy, the beauty, the color of life.” 

Genre: Historical Fiction 

Pages: 96

Rate: 5 ????????????????????

Goodreads Synopsis

Oscar Wilde’s audacious drama of social scandal centres around the revelation of Mrs Arbuthnot’s long-concealed secret. A house party is in full swing at Lady Hunstanton’s country home, when it is announced that Gerald Arbuthnot has been appointed secretary to the sophisticated, witty Lord Illingworth. Gerald’s mother stands in the way of his appointment, but fears to tell him why, for who will believe Lord Illingworth to be a man of no importance?

My Take 

Hands down this is my favorite play yet. What I liked most are the characters; Mrs Allonby, a lady full of wit who says the most outrageous and fascinating things. Lord Illingworth, a vain overconfident, wicked man, with a mind of his own and stands firm by his words. Reading these characters was such a joy!

The play discusses politics, marriage, social class and gender equality and how it has affected their individual lives. Oscar’s writing is lyrical, full of *hidden* humor, that by the time I was done reading, I wanted more.

Nothing should be out of reach of hope.

A Woman Of No Importance is a quick, entertaining read that is definitely worth your time.

Do you like plays? What’s your favorite? Recommend me some in the comments section. 

11 thoughts on “Review: A Woman Of No Importance by Oscar Wilde 

  1. I love plays and definitely Hamlet is my favorite but A Woman Of No Importance is certainly a good read. It’s a classic and I think it’s great for people who’re getting into reading plays since this is a quick read. Loved the review <3

  2. I love Oscar Wilde’s writing, although I’ve only read The Importance of Being Earnest. Maybe I should read more soon 🙂 I’m not surprised it’s got witty characters! I feel like that’s pretty typical for Wilde. Which is actually the part I love best 🙂

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