The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781606600870
Year 2016-04-20
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Courier Dover Publications
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A young man strikes a Faustian bargain in which his appearance remains unchanged while his portrait ages. This splendid hardcover volume features 12 evocative black-and-white illustrations by British artist Henry Keen.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 019157905X
Year 2008-04-17
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher OUP Oxford
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'The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.' When Dorian Gray has his portrait painted, he is captivated by his own beauty. Tempted by his world-weary, decadent friend Lord Henry Wotton, he wishes to stay forever young, and pledges his very soul to keep his good looks. Set in fin-de-siécle London, the novel traces a path from the studio of painter Basil Hallward to the opium dens of the East End. As Dorian's slide into crime and cruelty progresses he stays magically youthful, while his beautiful portrait changes, revealing the hideous corruption of moral decay. Ever since its first publication in 1890 Wilde's only novel has remained the subject of critical controversy. Acclaimed by some as an instructive moral tale, it has been denounced by others for its implicit immorality. Combining elements of the supernatural, aestheticism, and the Gothic, The Picture of Dorian Gray is an unclassifiable and uniquely unsettling work of fiction. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781627885843
Year 2014-09-23
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Race Point Publishing
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Artist Basil Hallward has sent a gift. A portrait that perfectly captures young Dorian Gray's handsome features. When Lord Henry tempts Dorian with a new lifestyle of hedonism and pleasure, he realizes that he would sell his soul for an eternity of debauchery. Oscar Wilde's only published novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a dark and sinful story of excess and vice. Explore Wilde's lavish world of Gothic fiction, and his study of lost innocence, full of captivating characters with this gorgeous edition. Complete and unabridged, The Portrait of Dorian Gray is an essential collectible that is both elegant and portable.

Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781580493932
Year 2005
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Prestwick House Inc
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition? includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the modern reader contend with Wilde?s many allusions and his complex approach to the human condition.Oscar Wilde?s only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, first appeared in 1891. Dorian Gray, a handsome young man, falls in with a group of ?friends,? whose amoral philosophies he finds quite appealing. After he has his portrait painted, his frivolity and general demeanor degenerate into wickedness, but only the portrait bears the effects of his descent into decadence and serves as a powerful symbol of Gray?s internal ruin. Dorian himself, however, remains as young and unspoiled as the day he first sat for the painting. Wilde?s exploration of life without limits or consequences shocked its late-Victorian audience and remains highly un-settling to modern readers. We, like Dorian, are forced to reconsider whether total freedom and absolute knowledge are really worth their costs.

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781471137259
Year 2015-04-23
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Dorian Gray's extraordinary beauty wins the admiration of an artist who begins painting portraits of him, all but one depicting him as an ancient hero. This single portrait is of Dorian in his very essence; an honest depiction of his character and beauty. But when someone tells Dorian that beauty fades, he begins to see the portrait as a menacing thing, which will inevitably remind him of the beauty he once had. Dorian pledges his soul for a critical exchange: that the picture bears the burden of ageing and dishonour, and that he stays young and beautiful forever. As Dorian indulges in the most hedonistic of lifestyles, exploiting his own beauty and completely disbarring all morality, the portrait grows uglier and older while he shows no signs of physical degradation. Dorian Grayis a story of extreme selfishness, masked by the appeal of eternal beauty.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9780674057920
Year 2011-04-11
Pages 295
Language en
Publisher Harvard University Press
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Publishes for the first time the author's original, uncensored typescript, in an annotated edition with 60 color illustrations.

Aestheticism in Oscar Wilde s the Picture of Dorian Gray

Aestheticism in Oscar Wilde s the Picture of Dorian Gray Author Jannis Rudzki-Weise
ISBN-10 9783640771400
Year 2010-12
Pages 28
Language en
Publisher GRIN Verlag
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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2.0, University of Kassel, course: Anglo-American Literature, language: English, abstract: Oscar Wilde's only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, can be considered a revolutionary piece of literature not only because it broke out of the traditional value and belief pattern of the Victorian society but also because it replaced the traditional pattern with new concepts coined by Wilde and his former tutors. Several themes such as homoeroticism, an aesthetic lifestyle or influence and corruption, were issues that many had been afraid to address in the time before Wilde. In this research paper, I will place my main focus on the matter of aestheticism, the causes that it has and the consequences that result from an aesthetic lifestyle. In order to analyze these aspects, it is inevitable to have a closer look at Oscar Wilde's beliefs about art and morality which serve as a basis for understanding the main character's behavior in the novel. To begin my paper, I will outline Wilde's thoughts on art and aestheticism as presented in his famous selection, Intentions, which consists of a number of essays and dialogues on aesthetics as well as his preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray that has been regarded as Wilde's personal praise of aestheticism. This background information is essential to understanding the main character's motivations in the story, which can often be related to Wilde's life as an artist. I will then make a detailed analysis of the characters Basil Hallward, Lord Henry Wotton, Sibyl Vane and Dorian Gray and will explain how their aesthetic behavior and their moral beliefs can be linked to Wilde's thoughts. To end, I will attempt to summarize my findings referring to the statement that Wilde also included criticism of aestheticism in his novel. The term 'aestheticism' derives from Greek, meaning "perceiving through senses" and is a nineteenth-century European concept that rej

Female Gender Stereotypes in Oscar Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray

Female Gender Stereotypes in Oscar Wilde   s  The Picture of Dorian Gray Author Alexandra Langbein
ISBN-10 9783640338597
Year 2009-06
Pages 24
Language en
Publisher GRIN Verlag
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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2, University of Bamberg (Lehrstuhl fur Englische Literaturwissenschaft), course: Oscar Wilde Hauptseminar, language: English, abstract: 1. The Fin de Siecle: A Battle between as well as within the Sexes In her book Sexual Anarchy Elaine Showalter claims that "the fin de siecle was not only a battle between but also within the sexes" . The words "feminism" and "homosexuality" first came into use because New Women and male aesthetes redefined the meanings of femininity and masculinity and there were fears that emancipated women would bear children outside of marriage, or worse, that they would not have children at all. Playwrights like Arthur Pinero and Bernard Shaw choose womens oppression as themes for their works as well as Thomas Hardy, George Meredith and George Moore who wrote about the precarious situation of women in their novels. The fin de siecle was also a period of sexual scandals (there were problems with brothels, child prostitution and the sexual epidemic of syphilis), which changed the level of public awareness about sexuality. The Victorians "sought political emancipation, with a faith in the liberal tenets of individual freedom, equality, and autonomy [and] Individualism," they were very rational and progressive in economical matters but they were terribly insecure in social ones. This cultural insecurity led to the longing for strict border controls around the definition of gender, race, class and nationality: People thought if men and women could be fixed in their separate spheres, there could be preserved a comforting sense of identity and permanence."

Oscar Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 1411415930
Year 2008
Pages 122
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
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A handsome dissolute man who sells his soul for eternal youth is horrified to see the reflection of his degeneration in the distorted features of his portrait, in a text that is in graphic novel format.

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde The picture of Dorian Gray the 1890 and 1891 texts

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde  The picture of Dorian Gray   the 1890 and 1891 texts Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 0198187726
Year 2000
Pages 465
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
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This is the third volume in the Oxford English Texts edition of the works of Oscar Wilde. This definitive variorum edition of Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray reprints the thirteen-chapter and twenty-chapter versions of this famous story as separate works. The volume provides readers with the most detailed account available of the considerable changes that Wilde made to a controversial narrative that appeared in two, very different editions in 1890 and 1891 respectively.

The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray

The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9780674071896
Year 2012-08-13
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Harvard University Press
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Over 120 years after Oscar Wilde submitted The Picture of Dorian Gray for publication, the uncensored version of his novel appears here for the first time in a paperback edition. This volume restores material, including instances of graphic homosexual content, removed by the novel’s first editor, who feared it would be “offensive” to Victorians.

Dorian

Dorian Author Will Self
ISBN-10 9780802199348
Year 2007-12-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
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Henry Wotton, gay, drug addicted, and husband of Batface, the irrefutably aristocratic daughter of the Duke of This or That, is at the center of a clique dedicated to dissolution. His friend Baz Hallward, an artist, has discovered a young man who is the very epitome of male beauty — Dorian Gray. His installation Cathode Narcissus captures all of Dorian's allure, and, perhaps, something else. Certainly, after a night of debauchery that climaxes in a veritable conga line of buggery, Wotton and Hallward are caught in the hideous web of a retrovirus that becomes synonymous with the decade. Sixteen years later the Royal Broodmare, as Wotton has dubbed her, lies dying in a Parisian underpass. But what of Wotton and Hallward? How have they fared as stocks soar and T-cell counts plummet? And what of Dorian? How is it that he remains so youthful while all around him shrivel and die? Set against the AIDS epidemic of the eighties and nineties, Will Self's Dorian is a shameless reworking of our most significant myth of shamelessness, brilliantly evoking the decade in which it was fine to stare into the abyss, so long as you were wearing two pairs of Ray-Bans.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray Author
ISBN-10 9780822225904
Year 2013
Pages 68
Language en
Publisher Dramatists Play Service Inc
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THE STORY: Oscar Wilde's Faustian tale of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth is updated as a bold, stylish, and bloody contemporary thriller. London, 1988: Preternaturally handsome Dorian Gray has his portrait painted by his college classmat