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Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde

Lady Windermere's Fan -  Oscar Wilde

bookshelves: winter-20102011, play-dramatisation, published-1893, victorian

Recommended for: Braziliant Laura
Read on December 12, 2010


** spoiler alert **

The illustrious Mrs Erlynne sacrifices herself to rescue a lady from seduction, scandal and the gutter. Oscar Wilde's tale stars Joely Richardson.



Beautiful, aristocratic, an adored wife and young mother, Lady Windermere is 'a fascinating puritan' whose severe moral code leads her to the brink of social suicide. The only one who can save her is the mysterious Mrs Erlynne whose scandalous relationship with Lord Windermere has prompted her fatal impulse. And Mrs Erlynne has a secret - a secret Lady Windermere must never know if she is to retain her peace of mind