An Ideal Husband

Product Number: EB00794901
Released: Dec 04, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780486131207
Publisher: Dover Publications
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Description

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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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama
Original Publish Date: Mar 23, 2012

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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama
Product Number Z100044885
Released: Oct 01, 2001
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
ISBN: #9781580814607
eBook
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00237575
Released: Mar 20, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443431125
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00626752
Released: Nov 16, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443447577
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama
Product Number EB00716732
Released: Jan 09, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781504050159
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama
Product Number EB00677956
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Start Classics
ISBN: #9781633551817
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama
Product Number EB00628507
Released: Nov 30, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Joe Books Inc.
ISBN: #9781772750010

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