The story concerns Lady Windermere, who suspects that her husband is having an affair with another woman. She confronts him with it but although he denies it, he invites the other woman, Mrs Erlynne, to his wife's birthday ball. Angered by her husband's supposed unfaithfulness, Lady Windermere decides to leave her husband for another lover. After discovering what has transpired, Mrs Erlynne follows Lady Windermere and attempts to persuade her to return to her husband and in the course of this, Mrs Erlynne is discovered in a compromising position. It is then revealed Mrs Erlynne is Lady Windermere's mother, who abandoned her family twenty years before the time the play is set. Mrs Erlynne sacrifices herself and her reputation to save her daughter's marriage.
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About the Author
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was a prolific Irish writer who wrote plays, fiction, essays, and poetry. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s.
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 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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!!!
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.
The best part is in the third act where the men are smart-mouthing and bouncing off each other. I like the cleverness of the conversation and the "Englishness" of the whole thing. It was a nice change for a play of this type to not finish in fairytale style.
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