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Oscar Wilde - An Ideal Husband - 9781408137208 - V9781408137208
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An Ideal Husband

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Description for An Ideal Husband Paperback. 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. Series: New Mermaids. Num Pages: 208 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 198 x 130 x 14. Weight in Grams: 176.
One of the nineteenth century’s most successful and most frequently revived plays, An Ideal Husband has divided critics more than any other of Wilde’s plays. Treating political intrigue, financial fraud, blackmail, scandal and spin, and the role of women in public life, it is a play which engaged with issues of vital importance to its late-Victorian audience, which continue to resonate today. Sos Eltis, a specialist in Victorian drama and its relation to women's issues, provides a stimulating new perspective on An Ideal Husband, through an introduction that looks at its relation with contemporary social purity campaigns, women's ... Read more

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About Oscar Wilde
Sos Eltis is a Fellow in English at Brasenose College, Oxford, and a member of the Oxford University English Faculty. She is also a senior member of the Oxford University Dramatic Society and a member of the board of Oxford Playhouse Theatre. She has written extensively on Victorian and modern drama, and on Oscar Wilde in particular. Russell ... Read more

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