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An Ideal Husband - a book by Wilde, Oscar

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband( )
Author: Wilde, Oscar
Volume Editor: Eltis, Sos
Jackson, Russell
Series title:New Mermaids Ser.
ISBN:978-1-4081-3720-8
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Imprint:Bloomsbury Academic
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $13.95
Book Description:

An Ideal Husband is a comic drama of political and personal deceit. This student edition contains a fully-annotated play text with a new Introduction examining its central themes of power and corruption and the growing role of women in public life.

Book Details
Pages:208
Detailed Subjects: Drama / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.13 x 7.75 x 0.53 Inches
Book Weight:0.375 Pounds
Author Biography
Wilde, Oscar (Author)
Flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. He was born to a middle-class Irish family (his father was a surgeon) and was trained as a scholarship boy at Trinity College, Dublin. He subsequently won a scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced by John Ruskin and Walter Pater, whose aestheticism was taken to its radical extreme in Wilde's work. By 1879 he was already known as a wit and a dandy; soon after, in fact, he was satirized in Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience.

Largely on the strength of his public persona, Wilde undertook a lecture tour to the United States in 1882, where he saw his play Vera open---unsuccessfully---in New York. His first published volume, Poems, which met with some degree of approbation, appeared at this time. In 1884 he married Constance Lloyd, the daughter of an Irish lawyer, and within two years they had two sons. During this period he wrote, among others, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), his only novel, which scandalized many readers and was widely denounced as immoral. Wilde simultaneously dismissed and encouraged such criticism with his statement in the preface, "There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all."

In 1891 Wilde published A House of Pomegranates, a collection of fantasy tales, and in 1892 gained commercial and critical success with his play, Lady Windermere's Fan He followed this comedy with A Woman of No Importance (1893), An Ideal Husband (1895), and his most famous play, The Importance of Being Earnest (1895). During this period he also wrote Salome, in French, but was unable to obtain a license for it in England. Performed in Paris in 1896, the play was translated and published in England in 1894 by Lord Alfred Douglas and was illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley.

Lord Alfred was the son of the Marquess of Queensbury, who objected to his s

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