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Download Lady Windermere's Fan Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (23,004 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Juliet Stevenson, Samuel West Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2003 ISBN:
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Oscar Wilde's first play confronts the hypocrisy of public morality compared with genuine, private kindness. When it opened in 1892, Lady Windermere's Fan was an instant success and now, more than a century later, it continues to be revived frequently. The reasons for its popularity are not difficult to identify: the play's witty dialogue contains many of Wilde's most quoted aphorisms, its stylish setting provides opportunities for elegant presentation, and its cast of memorable characters play out a story which is genuinely moving. This new audio production brings together a full cast worthy of Wilde's creative genius. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katchya | 2/6/2014

    " Read these stories during my high school years - Love them all - learned a lot! Have read it three times since. It is one of my bibles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany | 2/5/2014

    " I first read The Importance of Being Earnest when I was in second grade. My sister and I would read it together switching between the characters. Wilde was one of the first authors that I was really aware of and even at a young age I understood just how much he was laughing at the world. This play set the stage for all my other play reading, honestly. It's funny, wuick paced and the characters are deliciously brilliant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shayla | 1/27/2014

    " Loved it! very witty and funny. The tongue in cheek humor reminded me a lot of Princess Bride (or maybe it was just because I read the two back to back) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerry | 1/16/2014

    " excellent, couldn't stop laughing, can't wait to discuss at reading group, read Importance of Being Earnest and Lady Windemere's Fan "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bedlam Billiam | 1/2/2014

    " Oscar Wilde at his best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelbey | 11/23/2013

    " Still like this book...even better the second time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 10/21/2013

    " I love Wilde. He's so clever, who wouldn't? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brinkley | 10/20/2013

    " I read the play after reading a heavy pre-WWII Germany historical fiction novel, so my rating might be a bit off "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 10/16/2013

    " Salome and Lady Windermere's Fan were the other plays in the book. Lady Windermere's Fan was my favorite read of the 3. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassie | 10/7/2013

    " This is little left to be said about the humor and intelligence in the writings of Mister Wilde. If you haven't read his works, get on it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 9/27/2013

    " Very witty and ironic, I found the characters insufferable, but entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ksenia | 9/12/2013

    " Read for class: The Importance of Being Earnest. First time reading this play and was quite charmed by it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 claire | 8/15/2013

    " okay so i found it terribly difficult to read 'a florentine tragedy', and i ended up giving up. i'm going to go back. anyway, apart from that one, all these plays were amazing! yeah, i'm a bit of an oscar wilde enthusiast. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Roth | 7/31/2013

    " EARNEST is truly the perfect farce. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marit | 2/7/2013

    " A hundred years after he wrote, Wilde still can make the reader laugh out loud. His plays are fresh, bouncy, incredibly witty, and full of elegant twists and turns though never overly complicated like many of Shakespeare's plots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 1/27/2013

    " Once again Oscar is amazing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 1/11/2013

    " A complete delight to read. I laughed out loud multiple times at the total absurdities. I need to read more literature like this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/3/2012

    " delightfully dry, sardonic and witty! Wilde at his best. The plot is short but gets intelligently complex and the characters, while they aren't paragons of honour or virtue are charming in their own special way. The repartee is pure gold!! a must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eva | 8/20/2012

    " I've only read "The Importance of Being Earnest." But is definitely in my top 5 short reads:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 7/24/2012

    " I only had to read Lady Windermeres Fan but it was so good! I loved it :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 2/22/2011

    " Oscar Wilde is an amazing author and this collection is superb. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose | 8/11/2009

    " Of the three plays included in this book, I most enjoyed Lady Windermere's Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest. Delightful and entertaining! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole choules | 7/18/2009

    " One of my favorite books of all times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rustam | 3/10/2008

    " There's nothing I could say in this review, that Oscar Wilde wouldn't make fun of (from the grave). I'm just not as clever as that hilarious bastard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 8/28/2007

    " It was fun to read a play for book club. I also watched the 1952 movie with Michael Redgrave and Micheal Denison and it was very good. LOVED Lady Bracknell! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sebastian Claici | 4/30/2007

    " Fantastic fun, and filled with Wilde's highly effectual satire of societal modes and manners. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan Stolz | 4/10/2005

    " I love Oscar Wilde. His writing makes me laugh so much. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this collection and hope to return to it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mel | 3/12/2005

    " Wilde is fabulous! So good to study, and so much fun to read aloud. Love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly Lyon | 10/18/2004

    " Once I picked this book up I couldn't put it down. Wilde has some funny, pithy quotes, puns etc. Would recommend if you are looking for something ligjt-hearted to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Mcfarland | 9/14/2004

    " This is a play that I could read over and over (in fact, I have.) I LOVE his clever dialogue. The way he constantly contradicts and plays with words. "

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About the Author
Author Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born in Dublin. He won scholarships to both Trinity College, Dublin, and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced by the radical aesthetics of Walter Pater. Flamboyant wit and man-about-town, Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. After publishing two volumes of short stories between 1887 and 1891, his social-comedy plays such as Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest established his critical and commercial success. In 1895 Wilde was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for homosexual conduct and died in Paris in obscurity a few years after his release.