An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedy by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honor. The action is set in London, in “the present”, and takes place within a single day. “Sooner or later,” Wilde notes, “we shall all have to pay for what we do.” But he adds that, “No one should be entirely judged by their past.”Characters:NarratorThe Earl Of Caversham, K.G.Viscount Goring, his sonSir Robert Chiltern, Bart., Under-Secretary for Foreign AffairsVicomte De Nanjac, Attache at the French Embassy in LondonMr. Montford Mason, Butler to Sir Robert ChilternPhipps, Lord Goring’s servant James, footmanHarold, footmanLady ChilternLady MarkbyThe Countess Of BasildonMrs. MarchmontMiss Mabel Chiltern, Sir Robert Chiltern’s sisterMrs. CheveleyProject Editor

An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedy by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honor. The action is set in London, in “the present”, and takes place within a single day. “Sooner or later,” Wilde notes, “we shall all have to pay for what we do.” But he adds that, “No one sh... Show more

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