An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde / Feb 17, 2020

An Ideal Husband This play revolves around blackmail and political corruption The theme of public and private honor runs throughout the work The play opens at a fashionable dinner party in London Several guests a

  • Title: An Ideal Husband
  • Author: Oscar Wilde
  • ISBN: 9781605971964
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Paperback
  • This 1895 play revolves around blackmail and political corruption The theme of public and private honor runs throughout the work The play opens at a fashionable dinner party in London Several guests are involved in a plot to build a canal through Argentina Blackmail, past love interests, and deceit are rampant Surprisingly there just may be a happy ending after all.

    An Ideal Husband An Ideal Husband is an comedic stage play by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honour The action is set in London, in the present, and takes place over the course of twenty four hours Sooner or later, Wilde notes, we shall all have to pay for what we do. An Ideal Husband film An Ideal Husband, also known as Oscar Wilde s An Ideal Husband, is a film Technicolor adaptation of the play by Oscar Wilde.It was made by London Film Productions and distributed by British Lion Films UK and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation USA It was produced and directed by Alexander Korda from a screenplay by Lajos Br from Wilde s play. An Ideal Husband Rotten Tomatoes We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your email Don t worry, it won t take long Please click the link below to receive your verification email. How Women Described the Ideal Husband in Time In a survey conducted for LIFE by the National Field Service, year old women described the qualities they hoped for in a husband. An Ideal Husband MoreScreen Recorded Theatre A new production of the Rolls Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde s An Ideal Husband, was broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London s West End and is now available as a recorded programme.Directed by Jonathan Church, this entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. SparkNotes An Ideal Husband From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes An Ideal Husband Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays. An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde THE PERSONS OF THE PLAY THE EARL OF CAVERSHAM, K.G VISCOUNT GORING, his Son SIR ROBERT CHILTERN, Bart Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs VICOMTE DE NANJAC, Attache at the French Embassy in London For young adults, the ideal marriage meets reality Pew Americans attitudes toward an ideal marriage have changed dramatically over the past several decades The share of the public that favors a marriage in which husband and wife both work and take care of the house and children is up from % in to % in During the same period, the share Ideal Synonyms, Ideal Antonyms Merriam Webster Thesaurus being entirely without fault or flaw for years she s been searching for a man who would make an ideal husband, and she s still looking Welcome to Ideal Image Welcome to Ideal Image Dentistry and Spa Going to the dentist doesn t have to be scary or stressful any At Ideal Image pamper yourself along with cosmetic and dental procedures Get a new image on dentist trips with Ideal Image.

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      • Oscar Wilde

        Oscar Fingal O Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest As the result of a widely covered series of trials, Wilde suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years hard labour after being convicted of gross indecency with other men After Wilde was released from prison he set sail for Dieppe by the night ferry He never returned to Ireland or Britain, and died in poverty.


    1. An Ideal Husband is an 1895 play by Oscar Wilde, his third most popular work after The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray. In it Wilde explores hypocrisy, corruption, forgiveness and other themes with his trademark epigrammatic humor.Sir Robert Chiltern, a moral, upstanding politician (pause while I take a moment to ponder whether there is such a thing), with a lovely young wife who idealizes him, turns out to have a major skeleton in his closet: Many years ago, at the st [...]

    2. It's a delight to read Wilde's plays, clever and witty, and by all accounts people flocked to the theater in his day to enjoy the fun. I hope a production of this one comes to my town someday, I would love to see it. Very entertaining read, right up there with Earnest.

    3. I'm going to say this for the millionth time: Oscar Wilde is a freaking genius. Everything he writes is pure gold. I love his sense of humour, and his writing. He was a great man (treated badly by the society in which he lived) and a great writer too. I wish I could let him know that.This play was as foolish as the previous one I read, and even when I enjoyed that one more, this one was good all the same. The plot follows some particular characters that are all married or being proposed marriage [...]

    4. This is my first Oscar Wild and what a great read it was! I loved his wit, sarcasm and humor. I also liked his realistic observance of humans and his exposure of human follies in the face of power and wealth. He exposes both the black and white sides of ambition, stressing on the length one would be driven under its spell. There is also a severe mockery on the society for idolizing men (and also women) as perfect and Wild shows expressively that no human is without fault. And he also talks of th [...]

    5. The first positive thing I can say about Wilde's 'An Ideal Husband' is that it includes such grand descriptive details that for the most part, I could almost hear an imaginary audience praising him under their breaths. This play, first performed in 1899, was a joyous and light read, full of fancy frocks and plush behaviour but also weighed down with the problem of misogyny, with several references to male superiority. It was a time when being a woman came with many pitfalls, I felt for them back [...]

    6. Manipulative Mrs Cheveley tries to blackmail Sir Robert Chiltern for a mistake he made as a young man. When his wife finds out, she cannot accept the fact that her husband has imperfections. Lady Chiltern had put him on a pedestal, but no man can be totally righteous. The play has some moments of villainy, levity, and misinterpreted events that lighten the serious themes of reputation, marriage, and forgiveness. The roles of men and women reflect the values of Victorian society.Oscar Wilde is ve [...]

    7. When the name "Oscar Wilde" is brought into company, most people immediately think of "The Importance of Being Earnest," or "That fellow who was so witty," or "Oh, wasn't he really, really gay?" What most people DON'T seem to think of is that Wilde's work was far from trifling (Earnest), more than witty, and often centered quite firmly around the difficulties of heterosexual relationships."An Ideal Husband" is a comedy. It's important to remember that when watching recent versions which like to [...]

    8. 3.5 stars This wonderful play with gorgeous lines for Lord Goring would have been a solid four star read, were it not for the last couple of pages where Wilde spoilt it for me. Lord Goring, who in my view is the strongest representative of the author’s voice, fell back into a strongly conventional view of women’s place, without the slightest undertone of irony:Lord Goring: "A man’s life is of more value than a woman’s. It has larger issues, wider scope, greater ambitions. A woman’s lif [...]

    9. “LORD CAVERSHAM E se non sarete un marito ideale per questa signorina, vi lascerò senza il becco di un quattrinoBEL CHILTERN Un marito ideale! No, non credo mi piacerebbe. Sembra una cosa dell’aldilà.LORD CAVERSHAM E come volete che sia, allora, mia cara?MABEL CHILTERN Può essere come gli pare. Tutto quel che voglio io è essere… essere… oh, una vera moglie per lui.”Commedia in quattro atti del 1895. Il sipario si apre nel bel mezzo di un ricevimento in casa del sottosegretario al M [...]

    10. Review to come when I figure out whether or not this is as ragingly sexist as I think it might be.

    11. I have been grinning all through the reading of this play! If there is a definition of satire, this has to be it (forgive me my ignorance of not having read more of this kind). I have always respected sarcasm because it is one of the wittiest forms of intelligence and if I may take the liberty to say so, a remedy to the plain and dull way of general life. And Oscar Wilde immerses you in it, completely, and you would rather choke on the drollness of his language than struggle to breathe the unemb [...]

    12. While An Ideal Husband is typical Wilde in many ways, it is not Wilde at his best. Both Lady Windemere's Fan and The Importance of Being Ernest eclipse it. Still, great fun and charged with the kind of wit one expects from Wilde. There is a play upon role reversal that is hilarious, as it is the woman who puts the man upon a pedestal and then knocks him off. There are the usual high-jinks with letters that come into the wrong hands and a ludicrous, but quite nifty, foiling of the primary villain [...]

    13. I LOVE READING OSCAR WILDE´S BOOKS. This one is actually amazing <3 I quite enjoy reading his books. And this was beyond amazing. ``Mrs.Cheveley:Ah! the strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analysed, women . . . merely adored.````Lord Goring: I love talking about nothing, father. It is the only thing I know anything about.````Lord Goring: Everything is dangerous, my dear fellow. If it wasn´t so, life wouldn´t be worth living.````Lady Chiltern: [...]

    14. Awesome! I have been putting this one off for a bit, as it is a play, not a novel like I originally thought; so I got the audio to accompany my book, and it was splendid! At times full of sorrow, at times hilarious! It reminded me of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in the way that everything gets mixed up among all the couples in the play! In the end, it is a tale of faithfulness, love, friendship and morality. Well done! "Jolly Good" AND/OR "BRILLIANT", as the Brits would say! ---Jen from Quebec :0 [...]

    15. eAudio from the libraryCatching The Classics Group BOTM: Short Story Selection (Though actually it is a play) Classic Bingo 2017: B2 Classic Comedy or SatireThis is the third example of Oscar Wilde's writing for me and I really liked it.

    16. Loved this very much due to humour and excessive sarcasm.Rating - 3.5/5Favourite character - Lord GoringHigh point - QuotesLow point - PlotlineIn this small play, quotes are plenty. You'll find them in every conversation. In fact there is a dialogue between father and son where they talk only in terms of quotes :DDidn't know some of the famous quotes originated here.In spite of being a classic, the language is very easy to grasp.Surely going to read more by Wilde.

    17. (Read as part of the Complete Works of Oscar Wilde.)One of my bigger problems in life is the inability to read certain texts I know have been turned into movies starring Rupert Everett and not picture him as the star as I read. It's Rupert Everett 24/7 in my head. It's to the point now where even the Oscar Wilde plays I read that weren't turned into Rupert Everett movies are unable to be read without imagining Rupert Everett. I'm broken inside!However, if you've seen the movie and you've read th [...]

    18. Very entertaining, witty and fun to read! Oscar Wilde in his true element!This play revolves around the themes of personal and public honor, forgiveness, society's perception of success, gender relations, blackmail, reputation and political corruption. In less than 80 pages, the reader gets a glimpse into late 19th century London high society. Sir Robert Chiltern and his wife Lady Chiltern are hosting a dinner party when an unexpected guest arrives, Lady Cheveley. The ladies at the party immedia [...]

    19. Surely, this is one of the most hilarious comedies ever written by anyone. Every page of the script offers up lines of pure, gracefully articulate wit. Wilde's insight is prodigious and relevant as it could have been written as easily about Wall Street as London of 1895: "Private information is practically the source of every large modern fortune." This is the playwright who, when passing through customs into Canada, was asked if he had anything to declare and replied, "Only my genius." The movi [...]

    20. Entertaining, funny, filled with good sense of humour and vivid characters. And this I say when I hate reading plays 😏

    21. IQ Lord Goring: "'I quite agree with you, father. If there was less sympathy in the world there would be less trouble in the world' Lord Caversham: 'That is a paradox, sir. I hate paradoxes'Lord Goring: 'So do I, father. everybody one meets is a paradox nowadays. It is a great bore. It makes society so obvious'" Act III My second-favorite of the Society Comedies, I love that it went for a political scandal which seems especially appropriate and relevant to our (my) time. Plus it has a plethora o [...]

    22. While this was an excellent play as with all of Wilde's work I found myself again beaten by Wilde at his best. And what I mean there is that I basically found that this was not Wilde's best work and that as a result compared to The Importance of Being Earnest it fell a little flat. Oscar Wilde's best work for me has always been highlighted by his dazzling wit and brilliant comedy lines. You cannot go past the scene in The Importance of Being Earnest where Algernon is eating muffins for instance. [...]

    23. Having seen versions of The Importance of Being Earnest, this book was a big disappointment. Oscar Wilde tries to tackle some heavier material, with very mixed results. There were still a few moments of humor in the play, but they were very infrequent and not nearly as funny as Earnest.Wilde did a reasonably good job presenting his main thesis, that people need to support and love each other even though they are imperfect, but the dialogue was rather heavy-handed -- preachy -- and he completely [...]

    24. لا تحسبن خطيئة الماضي جثة أنت دافنها، فالموتى لا يعودون، لكن شبح الذنب يطاردك حتى الممات.الزوج المثالي، هي من أطول مسرحيات أوسكار وايلد وأكثرها نضجا. بينما يتأهب السيد تشيلترن لقطف ثمار مسيرته السياسية، يتعرض لابتزاز شنيع من قبل سيدة لا تتواني عن ارتكاب الموبقات في سبيل طمو [...]

    25. Nesta peça de teatro a sociedade inglesa é retratada como um grupo de inúteis especialmente dotados na arte de falar sobre coisa nenhuma!"I love talking about nothing father. It's the only thing I know about"Podem encontrá-la aqui: oldtownplayhouse/pdfs/

    26. “Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.” An ideal husband is vintage Wilde wit. Tough to claim vintage when you have hardly read 3 books, but sure, it's a book of quotable quotes that can make you sound all intellectual. The play takes on the English society and the expectations of marriage. It even has a not so intelligent Femme fatale! Centred around Lord Chiltern, the play focuses on how the foundation of marriage can be rattled easily by a forgotte [...]

    27. A short play, engaging nevertheless.The plot revolves around Lord Chiltern, a pillar of the society and an MP, who is being blackmailed by an adventuress who knows his past, into moving across the parliament, harmful bills. His wife, Lady Chiltern, is upright, honest and will not tolerate any tomfoolery; she moreover loathes Mrs. Chilvers, the adventuress, who was her school mate. Mabel his sister, and Lord Goring, his friend form other major players who have hilarious dialogues.Enjoyed the repa [...]

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