Introduction & Overview of Lady Windermere's Fan

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Lady Windermere's Fan Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections:

This detailed literature summary also contains Further Reading and a Free Quiz on Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde.

Lady Windermere's Fan was Oscar Wilde's first produced play, and it was an instant success on the London stage. Chronicling a series of misunderstandings and deceptions in the high society world of Victorian London, critics and audiences alike were charmed by Wilde's trademark wit and intelligence.

In the play, Lady Windermere considers leaving her husband of two years when she believes he's been unfaithful with a woman who turns out to be her own mother. Remarkably, it will be the mother who sets her straight without ever revealing her identity.

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. Although the play has been deemed outdated by recent critics, Lady Windermere's Fan continues to entertain audiences all over the world.

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