"Gwendolen, it is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth. Can you forgive me?" - Jack Worthing
How do you have your cake and eat it too in Victorian England? Well, if you are an attractive man of means like Jack Worthing, its pretty simple: create a double life. Mr. Worthing's double life (he is known as Jack in the country, but "Ernest" in town) unfolds without a hitch until he decides to come clean and propose to the love of his life, one Gwendolen Fairfax. The snag: while Jack is on his knee, Gwendolen reveals that she could only marry a man named Ernest. What's a rake to do? With dialogue as effervescent as any comedy in the English language, this classic will have you rolling in the aisles.