Wilde, Oscar – The Importance Of
A classic comic play containing many of Wilde’s most
famous and witty lines. The Importance Of Being Ernest has a clever, interweaving series of plots based
around the slightly deceitful antics of a couple of young, upper class “bounders” of the day. Well
Read by me: 1.12.05-8.12.05
– Mrs Dalloway
Stream of consciousness novel about a day in the life
of the benevolent, middle-aged socialite Clarissa Dalloway and her inner circle of colleagues and friends. During the day Clarissa’s first love Peter Walsh returns after five years in India as a rather
disillusioned middle-aged man and she prepares for a party at her house that evening.
This one chapter novel explores their (sub)conscious feelings and, though the stream of consciousness style is pretentious,
some passages are excellent and it’s rewarding to read a challenging book written in a different style.
Read by me: 9.12.05-8.106