An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde

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An Ideal Husband is a comedic play written by Oscar Wilde, originally performed in 1895. The play explores themes of morality, politics, and social hypocrisy. The plot revolves around Sir Robert Chiltern, a respected politician with a seemingly perfect life. However, his world is threatened when a mysterious woman named Mrs. Cheveley enters the scene and tries to exploit a dark secret from his past. Mrs. Cheveley attempts to blackmail Sir Robert, demanding that he support a fraudulent scheme in exchange for her silence. As the story unfolds, the characters navigate a web of deception, love, and ethics. The play cleverly satirizes the moral standards of Victorian society while delivering Wilde's witty and humorous dialogue.

This book has 31,016 words, 66 pages in the PDF version, and was originally performed in 1895.

Production notes: This ebook of An Ideal Husband was published by Global Grey in 2018, and updated on the 13th January 2024. The artwork used for the cover is 'Dinner at Haddo House, 1884' by Alfred Edward Emslie.

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