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Lady Windermere's Fan (Dodo Press) [Paperback]

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Large format paper back for easy reading. Lesser known but no less accomplished play from the greatest and wittiest celebrity of the late victorian era

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Pages   108
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.06" Width: 5.91" Height: 0.47"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 30, 2005
Publisher   Dodo Press
ISBN  1905432127  
ISBN13  9781905432127  

Availability  131 units.
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More About Oscar Wilde

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) is the author of The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray. Ritva Voutila has illustrated more than 50 children's books, including the Lost Islands series. She divides her time between fine art practice and illustration, and her artwork is held in collections worldwide.

Oscar Wilde lived in Dublin. Oscar Wilde was born in 1854 and died in 1900.

Oscar Wilde has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Bantam Classics
  2. Barnes & Noble Classics
  3. Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air
  4. Compact Novel Journal
  5. Dover Evergreen Classics
  6. Dover Thrift Editions
  7. Enriched Classics (Pocket)
  8. Norton Critical Editions
  9. Novel Journal
  10. Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  11. Penguin Classics
  12. Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
  13. Puffin Classics
  14. Signet Classics
  15. Vintage Classics

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Cecil Graham , the cynical hero  Aug 11, 2006
Melodramatics from Lady Windermere. Mrs. Erlynne and Lord Windermere meeting but incomprehensibly deaf to the rumors about them. Yes, this is not Oscar Wilde's best play but, oh, the zingers he does get in, namely through Cecil Graham. Example: "Well, there's nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It's a thing no married man knows anything about." Read it for the pithy lines.
Lady Windermere  Aug 5, 2005
I have always enjoyed all of Oscar Wilde's works, but this is not very good compared with the others, but none the less still worth reading. The characters were sort of dull, but the plot intresting which made up for it. I'd reccomend this to fans of Oscar Wilde, but if you have just discovered Wilde, skip this and start with either, "The picture of dorian gray" or "the importance of being Earnest".
Lady Windermere's Fan  Mar 23, 2004
I just wanted to say that i really love this play and that i highly suggest that everyone should read this funny and witty masterpiece. Lady Windermere is so naive but i liked the bit when she threatens to slap Mrs Erlynne across the face. That's what i call Girl Power!!

Anyway, i wanted to know if there are any notes to accompany this play. I need some notes that focus on the language of the play, social context, characters, etc.

I would be eternally grateful if anyone could help.

How can women survive in victorian society  May 23, 2003
Oscar Wilde entirely dedicates this play to the exploration of the way a woman can be saved from destruction in this society of appearances. A woman was the victim of an imbroglio in the past and abandoned her daughter. This woman comes back and the daughter ignores her relation to her. She is brought back into societry by the daughter's husband who knows the truth but does not want his wife to know it. But there is some kind of malediction that flies over the heads of these women. The daughter nearly does the same mistake as her mother but she is saved by her mother who accepts to be tainted in her daughter's place. Bus Oscar Wilde must think there is some kind of reward for a good deed and all is well that ends well, and this play has a happy ending. In spite of all the melodramatic sentimentalese atmosphere, Oscar Wilde definitely explores in this play the great disadvantage of a woman in society. Men can do nearly all they want. Women are extremely limited and have to walk a very straight and narrow line. Oscar Wilde seems to be ahead of his time as for the fate of women: he seems to aspire for real equality for them, though he shows in all possible ways that this is impossible in his society.

Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, University of Perpignan

Wildely Entertaining  Jul 11, 2000
My first experience reading Oscar Wilde... and certainly not my last.

Wilde's sardonic wit and ineffable satire had me enchanted from page one. Wilde writes with devastatingly appealing witticisms, and with a style and cleverness matched by few other authors. It is said that he is one of the more oft-quoted authors in the English language, and I now understand why.

In addition to axioms and aphorisms of pure genius, the plot both captivates and surprises the reader. Lady Windermere discovers that her husband has been cheating on her, and a folly of misunderstandings and poor advice then unfolds; all the while satirizing society.


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