Lady Windermere's Fan

Lady Windermere's Fan Centering Around The Arrival Of A Mysterious Woman Hoping To Break Into London S Society, This Was Wilde S First Great Stage Success Lady Windermere Learns From A Friend That Lord Windermere Is Spending A Great Deal Of Time With A Mrs Erlynne, And Fearing That He Is Being Unfaithful To Her, She Decides That Their Marriage Is At An End Then, In An Act Of Striking Generosity, Mrs Erlynne Protects Lady Windermere S Reputation And The Truth About Trust And Loyalty Is Ironically Revealed

Oscar Fingal O Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet, and author of numerous short stories, and one novel Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being

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  • Paperback
  • 64 pages
  • Lady Windermere's Fan
  • Oscar Wilde
  • English
  • 23 February 2017
  • 9780486400785

10 thoughts on “Lady Windermere's Fan

  1. says:

    Reading an Oscar Wilde play is sort of like life being perfect The structure of the work is faultless, the dialogue is uber clever and fantastic What s wrong with Wilde Nothing He s perfect I can t imagine any writer who wrote so beautifully in his native language There are some people who are born with it and Wilde is one of them Of course for someone so perfect he would have to get involved in some nasty social business via his decade But when you look back at Wilde, one realizes that he is someone from the 19th Century who is saying goodbye to the Victorian era and culture It s like he couldn t wait to jump into the 20th Century Which makes it sad that we didn t accept Wilde with our open arms We killed the thing that was so beautiful and right Wilde was born in 1854 and died in 1900 I was born in 1954 and was convinced I would be dead by the year 2000 just because of Wilde It s silly and egotistic on my part, yet it also shows how much I love Wilde.

  2. says:

    Wilde s wit never bores me, which is why he is one of my favorite authors Below are a few quotations I particularly liked from Lady Windermere s fan scandal is gossip made tedious by morality In this world there are only two tragedies One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it What is a cynic A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing That is the worst of women They always want one to be good And if we are good, when they meet us, they don t love us at all They like to find us quite irretrievably bad, and to leave us quite unattractively good I can resist everything except temptation Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes Repentance is quite out of date And besides, if a woman really repents, she has to go to a bad dressmaker, otherwise no one believes in her And nothing in the world would induce me to do that Ideals are dangerous things Realities are better They wound, but they re better.

  3. says:

    We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Lord Darlington Act IVLady Windermere s Fan is quite clever, quite witty, but at it s heart is a comedy in the vein of The Importance of Being Ernest And while all is resolved in a neat package by the end of Act IV, it is not as satisfying most of Wilde s work Lady Windermere s Fan is a social comedy, as is most of Wilde s work It looks at the social norms, expectations and mannerisms of the time And while it uses humor to criticize class situations, the humor is much subtle than one would expect from Wilde In his letters, Wilde claimed that he did not want the play to be viewed as a mere question of pantomime and clowning he was interested in the piece as a psychological study In this, Wilde has succeeded.

  4. says:

    A combination of drama and humoras usual, Wilde criticizes appearances and social hypocrisy of the aristocratic society and the different view of actions of men and womenand the most important point about the harsh judgments of people over others while it s so normal for the human nature to fluctuates between right and wrongthis play was published at 1893

  5. says:

    There is the same world for all of us, and good and evil, sin and innocence, go through it hand in hand To shut one s eyes to half of life that one may live securely is as though one blinded oneself that one might walk with safety in a land of pit and precipice.

  6. says:

    WOW Oscar Wilde is a genius This was so realistic, there was so much wisdom pouring out of it It was entertaining and short, straight forward, full of cherished quotes Loved it

  7. says:

    The Charming TripTruths , Dares and LiesSaviour Silences and Devastating Truths Ssssssshhhhhhh DON T SAY IT It is absurd to divide people into good and bad People are either charming or tedious I take the side of the charming Forget about Goodness Forget about Badness Take the Charming Boat All Aboard

  8. says:

    Beyond the appreciation level, my meager vocabulary could ever achieve

  9. says:

    I think these classic plays are better enjoyed on stage than by reading That seems so obvious that it seems silly to say But the problem for most of us is, we haven t seen them on stage and probably won t There is enough going on in this play though to make it a fun read I use the word fun rather loosely because, even though it is a comedy, it doesn t seem like one to me Maybe that is one of the things lost in reading versus watching, I don t know I think it s a subtle style of humor that probably worked better with 19th century readers audiences than in the 21st century It felt like a drama to me But it has stood the test of time, performed first in London in 1893, and throughout the world during the 20th century, with a major production as late as 2004 at the Harmen Center in Washington D.C.

  10. says:

    Well, it seems that my liking of Wilde s works follows a graphic like this one I am not kidding you Every time I read another play, I think it s better than the one I read before Perhaps I m reading them in some particular order unknown to me, or my opinion is starting to get biased In any case, I enjoyed this immensely.This one involves drama and problems than the plays I read previous to this one It has a jealous wife, there s blackmailing, there are some misunderstood things that lead to problems, etc In short, it was brilliant.My favourite of these plays keeps being The Importance of Being Earnest, even when I said my enjoyment for them has been growing exponentially.In the end, I recommend this wholeheartedly It s really funny, cynical, satirical and easy to read There s none of that complex or dense writing that characterizes many Victorian works Plus, it s written by the one and only Oscar Wilde Need I say List of quotes Ah, now a days we are all of us so hard up, that the only pleasant things to pay are compliments They re the only things we can pay I don t see why a man should think he is pleasing a woman enormously when he says to her a whole heap of things that he doesn t mean If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously If you pretend to be bad, it doesn t Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism It is absurd to divide people into good and bad People are either charming or tedious Men become old, but they never become good I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly but I don t see any chance of it just at present It s wrong for a man to abandon his wife for a shameless woman It is wrong for a wife to remain with a man who so dishonors her Oh gossip is charming History is merely gossip But scandal is gossip made tedious by morality Now I never moralize A man who moralizes is usually a hypocrite, and a woman who moralizes is invariably plain Ideals are dangerous things Realities are better They wound, but they are better And yeah, I am perfectly aware that the list of quotes is longer than my review.

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