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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,252 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Miriam Margolyes, Samantha Mathis, Rosalind Ayres, Jane Carr, Judy Geeson, Martin Jarvis, and full cast Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the best houses, while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. In this devastating drawing-room comedy, Oscar Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society's narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michelle | 1/29/2014

    " Another droll play by Oscar Wilde, this one showing the dark side of high society that takes itself out on women yet praises (or at least turns heads away at) men for the same deeds. Lord Illingworth is quotable, almost excessively so, becoming a superficial caricature rather than a super-wise libertine - and turns out to be quite an ass anyways. It's a plot remarkably ahead of its times in terms of women's liberation, even if it ultimately has to operate within the Victorian moral framework. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sandra | 1/27/2014

    " I quite liked this one! Thank you Mr. Wilde for writing such a delighting play with so many nice leading ladies. I found Hester, Mrs. Arbuthnot and even Mrs. Daubeny (even though she is just mentioned, and not a character in the play) all very inspiring women and I liked that the jokes for once didn't go completely over my head. I think reading a lot of Wilde actually helps because I'm starting to get his humor which makes the reading experience a lot nicer for me. The one thing that does annoy me quite a bit is how often Wilde has his characters repeat certain themes or sentences or even the structures in the dialogue. It takes away something of the dynamics in my opinion and ruins the natural flow of the conversation since I just can't believe that anyone would actually talk like that! But all in all I really did quite like this one, especially the women and the bad ending for the annoying male lead. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Douglas | 1/25/2014

    " This was the 1st play read as part of a play reading group. We each take different characters and read the play together. This one was funny, but a bit hard to follow with many characters changing from person to person. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anna | 1/24/2014

    " A play based on idea of a woman having a child with a man who has higher position than she and they weren't able to get married in a time when she was pregnant (but the chance happens after like 20 years). To read for Wilde's fans. "

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