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Written in the late 1800's, "An Ideal Husband" and "A Woman of No Importance" are peppered with the unmistakable wit and satire that made Oscar Wilde one of the most famous literary figures of his era. Now available together for the first time in this unique Signet Classic edition, both plays--centered on characters hiding terrible, scandalous secrets--offer dark foreshado ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 1st 1997 by Signet Classics (first published January 26th 1984)
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Joan Sebastián Araujo Arena
Un marido ideal es, de lejos, la mejor obra de teatro de Wilde. Y no sólo por el diálogo o los personajes, sino debido a cómo se interrelacionan ambos. Esto sin tener en cuenta el suspenso que surge casi a la mitad y se disuelve al final. No se trata de un thriller ni mucho menos, pero creo que al propio Hitchcock le habría gustado hacer una adaptación si hubiese encontrado tiempo para ello.

Esto es maestría del tiempo (por parte de cualquier escritor): la angustia del lector, las expectativas re
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Erica
"Ah! The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can analyzed, women... merely adored."

"I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know anything about."

"The world seemed to me finer because you were in it, and goodness more real because you lived."
Hailee
I loved them both!! And the interviews with Oscar Wilde at the end of the book were so, so cool to read, I loved it. Oscar Wilde is now one of my favorite people, for sure!!
Nctharward
Even after more than a century, Wilde's wit still cuts.
simin
wilde was open minded and truth full i like him a lot
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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being E ...more
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