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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (15,520 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Rex Harrison, Lilli Palmer Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Sir Robert Chiltern seems to have the perfect life: he's a successful, well-paid government minister and he has a loving wife. But when Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed, all of this is threatened.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by earthy | 2/17/2014

    " Wilde's brilliance is in his snarky dialogue and unfailingly snide social commentary. I figured it was about time I actually read this one, since I've seen the movie version several times and loved it. The play is a quick, delightful read, though the Bigger Issue At Hand (idolizing people instead of loving them, faults and all) gets a bit buried under all the cleverness and societal shenanigans. I was also extremely disappointed with Gertrude's last monologue, which, while it's basically just paraphrasing Lord Goring and should therefore be blamed on him, heavily implies that a woman's only real purpose in life is to love and support her husband because men have far more difficult lives than women do. And no, I don't think this particular speech is meant sarcastically (though I'd love it if that's the case and I just missed it). So yes, I could do without the woman living to support her man theme (maybe Gertrude should forgive her husband because, I dunno, she loves him, not because A Woman Has No Right To Judge), but then again, Wilde was a product of his time, so I guess modern readers shouldn't judge too harshly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melody | 2/15/2014

    " This was also made into a movie. British humor is dominant but witty and just a bit complicated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Micha | 2/14/2014

    " Read this then saw it performed in Stratford in the same year when times were good and I still got to go to plays at Stratford. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christine | 1/24/2014

    " Another witty, entertaining tale! The beginning was a bit confusing with extra characters and letters but it quickly boiled down to a few main captivating characters. "

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