An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde

By Oscar Wilde

At the floor, Sir Robert Chiltern is a perfect husband—he has a powerful position as a member of the home of Commons and is often good in public and in deepest. His spouse, girl Chiltern, is pleased with their privileged existence.

What she doesn't recognize is that Sir Robert’s preliminary upward push to strength was once based in somewhat shady conditions, and over the process twenty-four hours, those previous indiscretions threaten to come back to mild, and the destiny of the Chiltern’s marriage is quickly at stake.

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