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An Ideal Husband | Study Guide

Oscar Wilde

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An Ideal Husband | Characters

Character Description
Sir Robert Chiltern Sir Robert Chiltern is a member of the British government who owes his fortune and position to a secret in his past. Read More
Lady Chiltern Lady Chiltern is Sir Robert's wife and a loving, ethical woman. Read More
Mrs. Cheveley Mrs. Cheveley blackmails Sir Robert by threatening to expose his secret. Read More
Lord Goring Lord Goring is a handsome bachelor who lives a life of leisure. Read More
Mabel Chiltern Miss Mabel Chiltern is Sir Robert's witty and unmarried sister. Read More
Baron Arnheim Baron Arnheim is the stock market speculator who paid Sir Robert for inside information on the Suez Canal.
Lady Basildon Lady Basildon is a guest at the Chilterns' party.
Lord Caversham Lord Caversham, a respectable older man, is Lord Goring's father. He wants young men like his son not to lead idle lives of pleasure, but to marry and get jobs so they can settle down and have a purpose in life.
Mrs. Marchmont Mrs. Marchmont is a guest at the Chilterns' party.
Mason Mason is Sir Robert Chiltern's butler.
Lady Markby Lady Markby is a socially active older woman who brings Mrs. Cheveley to the Chilterns' party.
Mr. Montford Mr. Montford is a dandy who attends the Chilterns' party.
Vicomte de Nanjac A young attaché at France's London embassy, the Vicomte de Nanjac is stylish and fond of England.
Phipps Phipps is Lord Goring's footman.
Tommy Trafford Tommy Trafford (who doesn't appear on stage) is a young single man who repeatedly proposes to Mabel Chiltern.
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