Lady Windermere's Fan (Large Print)

Lady Windermere's Fan (Large Print)

by Oscar Wilde

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846373008
Publisher: Echo Library
Publication date: 01/23/2006
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

The ever-quotable Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet who delighted Victorian England with his legendary wit. He found critical and popular success with his scintillating plays, chiefly The Importance of Being Earnest, while his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, scandalized readers. Imprisoned for two years for homosexual behavior, Wilde moved to France after his release, where he died destitute.

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 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 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.
gmillar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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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