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    DescriptionAlthough 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. ike 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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    Title
    An Ideal Husband
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oscar Wilde
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486414232
    ISBN 10: 048641423X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 460
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    DC22: 822.8
    DC21: 822.8
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 822/.8
    BISAC V2.8: HUM007000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: DRA003000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PR5818 .I2 2000
    BISAC V2.8: DRA000000, DRA001000
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: DD
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    02 May 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Poet and playwright Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) remains best known for his comedies of the 1890s, including "The Importance of Being Earnest, " and for his tragic imprisonment and untimely death.
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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. "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. ike 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.