Item #28234 An Ideal Husband. Oscar Wilde, the author of Lady Windermere's Fan.
An Ideal Husband.
An Ideal Husband.
An Ideal Husband.
An Ideal Husband.
An Ideal Husband.

An Ideal Husband.

London: Leonard Smithers and Co, 1899. First edition. Hardcover. A limited printing of the first edition (1000).

In 1996, critic Bindon Russell wrote in "The Wildean" that "An Ideal Husband" is "the most autobiographical of Wilde's plays, mirroring, as it does, his own situation of a double life and an incipient scandal with the emergence of terrible secrets. Whilst Lord Goring is a character with much of Wilde's own wit, insight and compassion, Gertrude Chiltern can be seen as a portrait of Constance [Wilde]."

8vo, 213pp, brown-red linen over boards, gilt stamped decoration on front cover and spine; gilt titles on spine. Spine ruffled at tips, tear 1" from top. With bookplates of Herschel V. Jones and Alfred and Sara Bernheim. Internally clean, some pages uncut. Sold as is. Good + overall. Item #28234

Price: $750.00