An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde

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An Ideal Husband is a play by Oscar Wilde that was first performed at the Haymarket Theatre in London in 1895. The 'Ideal Husband' is Sir Robert Chiltern, a member of the House of Commons, who is thought of very highly by his wife - she believes her husband is a most honourable and noble man. Indeed, their marriage is predicated on her having an ideal husband, a model spouse in both private and public life. Enter Mrs Cheveley (an enemy of Lady Chiltern from their schooldays) who knows something about Sir Robert's past and intends to use that knowledge and blackmail him to get something she wants. Meanwhile, Lord Goring is flirting with Lord Chilton's sister Mabel, and plans to ask her to marry him.

Exploring themes such as blackmail, political corruption, and honour, An Ideal Husband has been adapted many times for film, theatre, and television.

This book has 106 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1895.

Production notes: This ebook of An Ideal Husband was published by Global Grey on the 11th May 2018.

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