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An Ideal Husband
by Oscar Wilde


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Although Oscar Wilde (1854 1900) created a wide range of poetry, essays, and fairy tales (and one novel) in his brief, tragic life, he is perhaps best known as a dramatist. His witty, clever drama, populated by brilliant talkers skilled in the art of riposte and paradox, are still staples of the theatrical repertoire.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Although Oscar Wilde (1854 1900) created a wide range of poetry, essays, and fairy tales (and one novel) in his brief, tragic life, he is perhaps best known as a dramatist. His witty, clever drama, populated by brilliant talkers skilled in the art of riposte and paradox, are still staples of the theatrical repertoire.
An Ideal Husband revolves around a blackmail scheme that forces a married couple to reexamine their moral standards providing, along the way, a wry commentary on the rarity of politicians who can claim to be ethically pure. A supporting cast of young lovers, society matrons, an overbearing father, and a formidable femme fatale continually exchange sparkling repartee, keeping the play moving at a lively pace.
Like most of Wilde's plays, this scintillating drawing-room comedy is wise, well-constructed, and deeply satisfying. An instant success at its 1895 debut, the play continues to delight audiences over one hundred years later. An Ideal Husband is a must-read for Wilde fans, students of English literature, and anyone delighted by wit, urbanity, and timeless sophistication.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780486414232
  • ISBN-10: 048641423X
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publish Date: February 2001
  • Page Count: 96
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 5.19 x 0.26 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.18 pounds

Series: Dover Thrift Editions

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Books > Drama > European - English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

 
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