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4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5 4.30 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN:
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A tender love story, a serpentine villainess, a glittering setting in London society, and a showering of Wildean witticism are only a few of the reasons why this play has enjoyed hugely successful revivals in London, in New York, and on the silver screen. This 1895 drama is eerily prescient, as it examines the plight of a promising politician, desperate to hide a secret in his past. With empathy and wit, Oscar Wilde explores the pitfalls of holding public figures to higher standards than the rest of us. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 5/15/2011

    " I think I'm a little in love with Lord Goring... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaity | 5/3/2011

    " I absolutely adore Oscar Wilde, and this is a great one. The movie with Rupert Everett is also phenoms. I would recommend to anyone looking for a political society satire that romps through the complexities of love when one is also a political figure or connected to one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dom | 4/5/2011

    " Very enjoyable although definitely moreso when watching it being performed on stage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A.E. | 3/16/2011

    " His best play. (Not an opinion, a fact; I performed a double-blind study, placing a pirate eye-patch over each of my eyes and coming to that decision; that's science for you!)
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danica | 3/3/2011

    " This was a quick, fun read - an entertaining play by Oscar Wilde. Really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 konneko | 3/3/2011

    " OH! Lord Goring....!!!! i hate miss mabel so hard!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancee | 2/14/2011

    " Another quick read by Oscar Wilde. This was also pretty funny. I like this guy's style of writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcus | 2/1/2011

    " For some reason I'm always hesitant to pick up Oscar Wilde's plays, but after 10 minutes of reading them, I can never put them down. There is all the typical satire in An Ideal Husband, but it's also beautiful and insightful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 1/9/2011

    " Does such a thing exist? After reading, I'm still not sure; but I did enjoy the chase. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 12/10/2010

    " Seen the movie, of course, but I read the play for book club. Enjoyed it immensely (ah, witty Wilde!), but was irritated at the ending. Platitudes about women's lives being less valuable than a man's seriously light my fuse. "

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About the Author
Author Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born in Dublin. He won scholarships to both Trinity College, Dublin, and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced by the radical aesthetics of Walter Pater. Flamboyant wit and man-about-town, Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. After publishing two volumes of short stories between 1887 and 1891, his social-comedy plays such as Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest established his critical and commercial success. In 1895 Wilde was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for homosexual conduct and died in Paris in obscurity a few years after his release.