Was written in 1985 and set in London’s high society of late nineteenth century.Undersecretary of State, Sir Robert Chiltern, is an ideal husband for his wife Lady Chiltern.

Above all the rest of society shown both as ideal marriage. This harmony is broken when bursts onto the scene the evil and seductive Mrs. Cheveley.

She threatens to reveal a dark secret from his past with which it got its remarkable political career and his marriage.
An ideal husband is perhaps the best built and structured work of the Dublin author.