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Product Details

  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Digireads.com (January 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142092592X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420925920
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,590,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Shows how a good adaptation of a classic can speak to the present age. -- AudioFile --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Oscar Wilde wurde am 16.10.1854 in Dublin geboren. Sein Vater war Arzt, seine Mutter Dichterin. Wilde studierte in Dublin und Oxford. Seit 1879 lebte er in London. 1895 wurde er vom Vater seines Freundes Lord Douglas wegen homosexueller Neigungen angezeigt und zu zwei Jahren Zuchthaus verurteilt. Wilde starb am 30.11.1900 in Paris. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 24, 1999
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an ideal husband is an amazing work of literature. being witty, charming, and yet very intelligent, wilde's play is well written and enjoyable. read the play, then watch the movie. you're guaranteed a good time :D
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 27, 2000
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I've read the play and watched the movie many times. While there are differences, they are both, to put it in a British way, jolly good! I never tire of the people who populate this play/movie. Lady Gertrude's "high moral standards and high ideals" are delightful, Sir Robert is an ideal husband, despite his past, the exchanges of wit between Miss Mable and Lord Arthur keep me laughing long after I've turned off the TV or laid down the book and Mrs. Chevely is splendidly evil. It brings a smile and, if you're so inclined, maybe a tear, too. An Ideal Husband is well worth owning so you can grab it whenever you feel like taking a dip into the grand London "Season" of 1895!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kiah on January 6, 2012
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I found this book so easy to read - plenty of humour - interesting and intelligent views made by Oscar Wilde in this book. I can just imagine every scene - especially when Goring has everyone arriving unexpectedly at his home. Very though provoking... As are all of Wildes works.

"No one should be entirely judged by their past".
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By carey@airmail.net on August 19, 1999
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Wilde, in part, attempts to portray the relativity of truth, power, and character, things we often take as absolutes, while also entertaining his audience with witty dialogue and comical mishaps.
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Surely, this is one of the most hilarious comedies ever written by anyone. Every page of the script offers up lines of pure, gracefully articulate wit. Wilde's insight is prodigious and relevant as it could have been written as easily about Wall Street as London of 1895: "Private information is practically the source of every large modern fortune." This is the playwright who, when passing through customs into Canada, was asked if he had anything to declare and replied, "Only my genius." The movie with Rupert Everett is spectacularly funny. Wilde has the ability to criticize high society so cleverly that the paradoxes he frames almost seem a compliment. "Fashion is what wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear." And this one: "Vulgarity is simply the conduct of other people." And this great truth: "Sooner or later we all have to pay for what we do." Wilde was a real genius. I strongly recommend that you read his play.
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Flo Gibson's masterful performance leaves a lasting impression. She has the right combination of humor and reserve to convey Wilde's ideas.
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By Cindie Snyder on July 31, 2013
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I love The Importance of Being earnest so I couldn't resist this one!
Besides Rupert Evert looks nice on the cover too.
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By Carter E. Swart on November 20, 2012
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Oscar Wilde's great book of the humourous, yet touching antics of the Victorian upper class and political elite, is a delight. If you haven't read Wilde, you just haven't lived.
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