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Lady Windermere's Fan

Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde
By: (1854-1900)

Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde is a delightful and satirical comedy of manners that explores the hypocrisy and superficiality of high society in late 19th century London. The story follows Lady Windermere, a young and virtuous wife who becomes suspicious of her husband's loyalty when she discovers a fan with a secret inscription. As she grapples with feelings of betrayal and uncertainty, Lady Windermere navigates a web of deceit, gossip, and scandal that ultimately leads to unexpected revelations and moral dilemmas.

Wilde's wit and sharp social commentary shine through in this play, as he skewers the pretensions and conventions of the upper class with humor and insight. The characters are vividly drawn and the dialogue crackles with clever repartee, making for a thoroughly entertaining and thought-provoking read. While the plot may seem melodramatic at times, the underlying themes of love, trust, and forgiveness give depth and resonance to the story.

Overall, Lady Windermere's Fan is a timeless and engaging work that showcases Wilde's mastery of language and keen understanding of human nature. It is a must-read for fans of classic literature and anyone interested in exploring the complexities of society and morality.

Book Description:

Lady Windermere’s Fan: A Play About a Good Woman is a four act comedy by Oscar Wilde, published in 1893. As in some of his other comedies, Wilde satirizes the morals of Victorian society, and attitudes between the sexes.

The action centres around a fan given to Lady Windermere as a present by her husband, and the ball held that evening to celebrate her 21st birthday.

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - February 18, 2013
Subject: Much ado...
The complications arise from bad decisions and secrets... witty and very well read, very entertaining.

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