AN IDEAL HUSBAND BOOK
Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde. No cover available. Download; Bibrec. An Ideal Husband book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Although Oscar Wilde (–) created a wide range of poetry. Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful politician and an honest man. He is an ideal husband for the beautiful and serious Lady Chiltern. But somebody knows a.
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What did your man talk about? About myself.
What martyrs we are, dear Margaret! Lord Caversham. A fine Whig type. Rather like a portrait by Lawrence. Good evening, Lady Chiltern! Has my good—for—nothing young son been here? She has all the fragrance and freedom of a flower. There is ripple after ripple of sunlight in her hair, and the little mouth, with its parted lips, is expectant, like the mouth of a child. She has the fascinating tyranny of youth, and the astonishing courage of innocence.
To sane people she is not reminiscent of any work of art.
But she is really like a Tanagra statuette, and would be rather annoyed if she were told so. Buy Study Guide The play opens with a party at the Chiltern house, where all the major characters are introduced.
At this party, Mrs.
Cheveley blackmails Sir Robert and forces him to support her Argentine Canal scheme, in which she has invested heavily. She has in her possession a letter he wrote early in his public career in which he sold state secrets for a great fortune that has supported him to this day.
Faced with certain ruin, Sir Robert has no choice but to accept Mrs. Cheveley's terms, and agrees to go before the House of Commons and publicly support the canal. Later in the night, Lady Chiltern, who prides herself on having an "ideal husband" and is unaware of Sir Robert's prior corruption, appeals to his morality and forces him to write a letter retracting his promise to Mrs. Toward the end of the act, Lord Goring and Mabel Chiltern discover a seemingly misplaced diamond brooch that Goring recognizes as something he gave to someone long ago.
Lord Goring keeps the brooch and tells Mabel to inform him if anyone asks for it. Lord Goring suggests Sir Robert should reveal his immoral deed to Lady Chiltern, but he cannot fathom disappointing her and shattering her perfect image of him.
Instead, Sir Robert wires to Vienna seeking information on Mrs. Cheveley, hoping to uncover something he can use to fight against her blackmail.
Lady Chiltern enters and Sir Robert escapes rather quickly. Lord Goring talks with Lady Chiltern, trying to see how she might react upon learning of Sir Robert's indiscretion.
Lady Chiltern holds her husband in the highest regard and does not believe him capable of corruption.
Lord Goring warns Lady Chiltern that she has rather harsh views, and that life must be lead with love rather than judgment. Cheveley visit. Cheveley lost a diamond brooch at the Chiltern's party and asks if it has been found.
An Ideal Husband
The women chat for a brief while, and then Lady Markby departs to make a quick visit to a nearby friend. Left alone, Lady Chiltern and Mrs. Cheveley exchange heated words. Cheveley reveals Sir Robert's past just as he enters the room to find his wife and his blackmailer together.
He orders Mrs. Cheveley to leave, and she complies only after threatening him again. Lady Chiltern begs Sir Robert to deny Mrs. I think I read something similar to that in another book.
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The God of this century is wealth. To succeed one must have wealth. At all costs one must have wealth.
After more than one hundred years, this still applies to nowadays society. I am always saying what I shouldn't say.
In fact, I usually say what I really think. A great mistake nowadays. It makes one so liable to be misunderstood.
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If Wilde knew how many times I have thought that It is not the perfect, but the imperfect, who have need of love. Told you it was an enormous list of quotes, didn't I?Cheveley exits the house in triumph. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Lady Chiltern, in great pain, tries to follow, but finds her husband gone. On 6 April, the same day as Wilde's arrest, the play moved to the Criterion Theatre where it ran from April. Lady Chiltern holds her husband in the highest regard and does not believe him capable of corruption. Surprised, he prepares for her arrival.
On the right is the entrance to the music—room. Horribly tedious!
She has in her possession a letter he wrote early in his public career in which he sold state secrets for a great fortune that has supported him to this day. In the third act, set in Lord Goring's home, Goring receives a pink letter from Lady Chiltern asking for his help, a letter that might be read as a compromising love note.