Oscar Wilde's comedy, An Ideal Husband, is a play full of blackmail and deception. Sir Robert is conned into supporting a fraudulent scheme by Mrs. Cheveley, who has incriminating information about him. Mrs. Cheveley also attempts to trick Sir Robert into thinking that his wife, Lady Chiltern, is having an affair with Lord Goring. All is resolved in the end, with Lady Chiltern and Sir Robert reuniting and Lord Goring proposing marriage to Robert's sister, Mabel.

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