Bibliography of Willa Cather's Reading

This bibliography was created by Sharon Hoover and Melissa Ryan. They know that the existing work, though large, is incomplete, and they invite interested scholars, readers, and students to submit new works to the bibliography. To do so, please contact the editor of the Willa Cather Archive at . Any resource that attempts to be comprehensive depends upon a community of scholars, readers, and other interested parties.

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Total Number of Entries in Reading Bibliography: 1056

    Lady Windermere's Fan

  1. Author: Wilde, Oscar
    Title: Lady Windermere's Fan
    Date: 1892
    Genre: drama
    Note Relating to Cather: In an 1894 Journal article Cather writes: "As a play Lady Windermere's Fan is very poorly constructed....As a piece of literature the play is exceedingly clever." In a December 1894 Journal article Cather writes: "As to the play, it amuses one even more on a second seeing than on a first, and the falseness of it jars less." But while she again appreciates his cleverness and facility with language, she charges that "One thing nature did not give Mr. Wilde — a heart." In an 1895 Journal article Cather writes: "We will have no more such plays as Lady Windermere's Fan, no more such stories as The Picture of Dorian Gray. We can do without them."
    Note Source: Journal 6/5/1894; Journal 12/18/1894; Journal 5/19/1895