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

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

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

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Apparently to try and lure Robert to uphold some fraudulent scheme in which she is interested. The Argentine Canal, in fact. LORD GORING. She has mistaken her man, hasn’t she? LADY CHILTERN. She is incapable of understanding an upright nature like my husband’s! LORD GORING. Yes. I should fancy she came to grief if she tried to get Robert into her toils. It is extraordinary what astounding mistakes clever women make. LADY CHILTERN. I don’t call women of that kind clever. I call them stupid! LORD GORING.

And a very sensible remark for Mrs. Cheveley to make, too. [Enter MABEL CHILTERN. ] MABEL CHILTERN. Why are you talking about Mrs. Cheveley? Everybody is talking about Mrs. Cheveley! Lord Goring says—what did you say, Lord Goring, about Mrs. Cheveley? Oh! I remember, that she was a genius in the daytime and a beauty at night. LADY BASILDON. What a horrid combination! So very unnatural! MRS. MARCHMONT. ] I like looking at geniuses, and listening to beautiful people. LORD GORING. Ah! that is morbid of you, Mrs.

MARCHMONT. ] My poor Olivia! We have married perfect husbands, and we are well punished for it. LORD GORING. I should have thought it was the husbands who were punished. MRS. MARCHMONT. ] Oh, dear no! They are as happy as possible! And as for trusting us, it is tragic how much they trust us. LADY BASILDON. Perfectly tragic! LORD GORING. Or comic, Lady Basildon? LADY BASILDON. Certainly not comic, Lord Goring. How unkind of you to suggest such a thing! MRS. MARCHMONT. I am afraid Lord Goring is in the camp of the enemy, as usual.

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