An ideal husband by Wilde, Oscar; Jackson, Russell; Eltis, Sos

By Wilde, Oscar; Jackson, Russell; Eltis, Sos

Wilde's dramatic masterpiece set in London. the various issues of a terrific Husband have been inspired by way of the location Oscar Wilde discovered himself in throughout the early Eighteen Nineties. "Sooner or later we will all need to pay for what we do. yet nobody might be solely judged through their past."

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The man who took me in to dinner talked to me about his wife the whole time. MRS. MARCHMONT. How very trivial of him! LADY BASILDON. Terribly trivial! What did your man talk about? MRS. MARCHMONT. About myself. LADY BASILDON. ] And were you interested? MRS. MARCHMONT. ] Not in the smallest degree. LADY BASILDON. What martyrs we are, dear Margaret! MRS. MARCHMONT. ] And how well it becomes us, Olivia! [They rise and go towards the music-room. ] MASON. ] Mr. and Lady Jane Barford. Lord Caversham.

That scheme could never have my husband’s support. MRS. CHEVELEY. Oh, I assure you it’s all settled. I don’t regret my tedious journey from Vienna now. It has been a great success. But, of course, for the next twenty-four hours the whole thing is a dead secret. LADY CHILTERN. ] A secret? Between whom? MRS. CHEVELEY. ] Between your husband and myself. SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. ] Your carriage is here, Mrs. Cheveley! MRS. CHEVELEY. Thanks! Good evening, Lady Chiltern! Good-night, Lord Goring! I am at Claridge’s.

MARCHMONT. ] Our husbands never appreciate anything in us. We have to go to others for that! LADY BASILDON. ] Yes, always to others, have we not? LORD GORING. ] And those are the views of the two ladies who are known to have the most admirable husbands in London. MRS. MARCHMONT. That is exactly what we can’t stand. My Reginald is quite hopelessly faultless. He is really unendurably so, at times! There is not the smallest element of excitement in knowing him. LORD GORING. How terrible! Really, the thing should be more widely known!

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