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Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde
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Jul 23, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 19th-centurylit-late, thespian-stuff
Read from July 19 to 23, 2012

(Read as part of the Complete Works of Oscar Wilde.)

Like The Importance of Being Earnest, this play involves some dishonesties, some false pretenses, and so very little communication.

In other words, it's great fun.

I might have enjoyed this more than The Importance of Being Earnest, only because I knew that story going into it, and this was entirely new for me. While the situation is familiar and done to death (by now in the 21st-century), Wilde wrote with a freshness that is undeniable. Maybe it's his wit that we all love to talk about, or maybe just his scathing view on upper-crust society and marriage; either way, it's hard to turn away from Wilde's words as they continue to pack a punch over a century later.
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