The attitudes and lifestyle of the idle British aristocracy remind me so much of Jeeves and Wooster. I did not imagine Oscar Wilde righting something this hilarious--though sobering as well, as beneath the thin veneer of gentility you get a sense of the tragic state of society that made their indolence possible. Still--that didn't stop the laughs--and it is great that we can download it for free.
Of course, you can get it free online at Gutenberg.org or other places, but with Kindle, I can read it on my smartphone, PC and tablet, and synchronize by bookmarks, notes, etc. (and with the latest update to Kindle free software for Android, I can copy and paste sections, which helps with my work).
I really did wonder how the two protagonists were going to pull themselves out of the quagmire (both lying to their respective loves, claiming their names were Ernest, and then getting caught, and getting away with it. I should have read this when I was a lot younger.
And it was fun to read Wilde just to appreciate, once again, what English can be like in the hands of a true craftsman (he knew it too, and sometimes is too smart for his own good, I think, but still--amazing writing, especially in the context of a lot of the "literature" we are spoon fed today).
If you like this book, read Wodehouse' books on Jeeves and Wooster. They are absolutely hilarious accounts of the life of England's idle elite a century ago--all fiction, but so true-to-type that many of the fictional accounts actually happened later (Giovannie Guareschi said the same of his Don Camillo books--another favorite). Enjoy!