An Ideal HusbandPaperback Dover Thrift Editions
- Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
- Format: Paperback | 96 pages
- Dimensions: 130mm x 203mm x 10mm | 113g
- Publication date: 2 May 2001
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 048641423X
- ISBN 13: 9780486414232
- Edition: New edition
- Edition statement: New edition
- Sales rank: 12,520
This comic gem, an instant success at its 1895 debut, continues to delight both audiences and readers. It revolves around a blackmail scheme that forces a married couple to re-examine their moral standards.
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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.
Back cover copy
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.