Lady Windermere's Fan

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"Lady Windermere's Fan", by Oscar Wilde. Oscar Wilde was an irish writer and poet (1854-1900).
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Lady Windermere's Fan

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Overview

"Lady Windermere's Fan", by Oscar Wilde. Oscar Wilde was an irish writer and poet (1854-1900).
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781508652618
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/26/2015
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Oscar Wilde

Ian Small is Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of a number of critical studies on Wilde and has edited several of Wilde's works, including a scholarly edition of Wilde's second society comedy, A Woman of No Importance, also published in the New Mermaids series.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 16, 1854
    2. Place of Birth:
      Dublin, Ireland
    1. Date of Death:
      November 30, 1900
    2. Place of Death:
      Paris, France

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
The Author
The Play
The Play and its Drafts
Note on the Text and Textual and Critical Annotation
Note on the Staging
Further Reading
Lady Windermere's Fan 1
Dedication 2
The Persons of the Play 3
The Scenes of the Play 4
Text 5
Appendix 90
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2005

    Lady Windermere's Fan...tastic!

    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!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2006

    Wild About Oscar!

    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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