The Importance of Being Earnest (不可儿戏）
ebook ∣ A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
By Oscar Wilde
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The Importance of Being Earnest: Worthing ,a gentleman from the town, came to London City to visit Algernon, but his actual purpose of is the latter's cousin Gwendolen. In order to visit Gwendolen, he made up a fictional London friend named Ernest. While Algernon showed special preference to the countryside girl Cecily who is under the guardianship of Worthing, so he came forward to help Worthing propose to the countryside girl Cecily. Even though Ernest (honest), this pseudonym has inexplicable attraction to the girl, but the outcast origin of Worthing make future mother-in-law refused. Algernon arrived at Worthing's country residence before his coming back. Pretending be Ernest, he became acquainted with Cecily. soon Worthing and Mrs Gwendolen and her daughter arrived, so the virtual characters, "Mr. Ernest" eventually exposed, two men lost their heads at that time. But some old stories suddenly occurred to them, so the future of two pairs of lovers took a dramatic turn.(不可儿戏：乡绅沃辛来到伦敦城内拜访阿尔及，而实际目的是后者的表妹格温多兰，为了便于探望格温多兰，沃辛虚构了一位伦敦的不肖昆仲欧内斯特。阿尔及对沃辛在乡下监护的姑娘西西莉情有独钟，于是出面帮助沃辛向格温多兰求婚，尽管欧内斯特（真诚）这个假名对姑娘有莫名的吸引力，但沃辛的弃儿出身让未来岳母一口回绝。阿尔及在沃辛之前赶到他乡下的住处，装作欧内斯特如愿结识了西西莉，未几沃辛与格温多兰母女先后抵达，虚拟人物"欧内斯特先生"的骗局终被揭穿，两位男士一时手足无措，但突然浮出水面的一段陈年往事，让两对恋人的前途峰回路转。)