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Lady Windermere's Fan

Lady Windermere's Fan

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by Oscar Wilde
     
 

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This Victorian comedy of manners sparkles with Wilde's trademark repartee, epigrams, and witty dialogue. Arch-moralist Lady Windermere, shattered by the suspicion of her husband’s infidelity, contemplates running off with a roué until her rival illustrates the difference between morality and its appearance. A comic masterpiece, studded with humorous

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This Victorian comedy of manners sparkles with Wilde's trademark repartee, epigrams, and witty dialogue. Arch-moralist Lady Windermere, shattered by the suspicion of her husband’s infidelity, contemplates running off with a roué until her rival illustrates the difference between morality and its appearance. A comic masterpiece, studded with humorous quips and clever paradoxes.

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Library Journal
Dover goes Wilde with these two fine additions to its line of bargain titles. Lady Windermere is a typical Wilde farce; the latter volume is simply a collection of his best lines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486400785
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
11/02/2011
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions Series
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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Meet the Author

Poet and playwright Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) remains best known for his comedies of the 1890s, including The Importance of Being Earnest, and for his tragic imprisonment and untimely death.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 16, 1854
Date of Death:
November 30, 1900
Place of Birth:
Dublin, Ireland
Place of Death:
Paris, France
Education:
The Royal School in Enniskillen, Dublin, 1864; Trinity College, Dublin, 1871; Magdalen College, Oxford, England, 1874

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Lady Windermere's Fan 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading this as part of my A-level english literature course I am compelled to inform you of the brilliance that it is. Through learning about Wilde in school I have learned to love him, this play being my reasoning.This comedy of manners is a sophistocated comment on society and still applicable to us today as through the conflicting viewpoints of Lord Darligton, a dandy, and Lady Windermere,a puritan, we can learn a great deal. The action of the play takes place within twenty-four hours and this is structured into four acts so this really doesn't take long to read. Lady Windermere's Fan had instant success and launched Wilde's career in 1892, it is important that people read this to understand why.I thoroughly recommend this play-5 stars. So what are you waiting for?Go buy it!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading The Portrait of Dorian Grey, I was very reluctant to take on another work by Wilde. I thought it would be gloomy, but this play was very lovely. I loved the contrast between each of the characters. And it's not one of those plays that are purposely lengthened just for the sake of it. It is very short, but definately worth it! You should also see the movie based on this play called A Good Woman with Scarlet Johannson and Helen Hunt.
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