The Picture of Dorian Gray Book

The Picture of Dorian Gray


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Standard Ebooks
  • Release Date : 2014-05-25T00:00:00Z
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN 10 : PKEY:CE046D2CFC0E21B0

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The Picture of Dorian Gray Excerpt :

The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published as a serial in Lippencott’s Monthly Magazine, and the publishers thought it would so offend readers that they removed nearly 500 words without Wilde’s approval. Wilde soon expanded it and republished it as a novel, including a short preface justifying his art. Even though his contemporaries considered it so offensive that some argued for his prosecution, Dorian Gray today survives as a classic philosophical novel that explores themes of aestheticism and double lives. Couched in Wilde’s trademark cutting wit, Dorian Gray is still being adapted today, with Dorian and his moldering portrait remaining cultural touchstones. This book is part of the Standard Ebooks project, which produces free public domain ebooks.

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings Book
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The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Bantam Classics
  • Release Date : 2012-05-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307757685

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The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings Excerpt :

Flamboyant and controversial, Oscar Wilde was a dazzling personality, a master of wit, and a dramatic genius whose sparkling comedies contain some of the most brilliant dialogue ever written for the English stage. Here in one volume are his immensely popular novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray; his last literary work, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol,” a product of his own prison experience; and four complete plays: Lady Windermere’s Fan, his first dramatic success, An Ideal Husband, which pokes fun at conventional morality, The Importance of Being Earnest, his finest comedy, and Salomé, a portrait of uncontrollable love originally written in French and faithfully translated by Richard Ellmann. Every selection appears in its entirety–a marvelous collection of outstanding works by the incomparable Oscar Wilde, who’s been aptly called “a lord of language” by Max Beerbohm.

The Picture of Dorian Gray Book
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The Picture of Dorian Gray


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674057920

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Publishes for the first time the author's original, uncensored typescript, in an annotated edition with 60 color illustrations.

The Picture of Dorian Gray Book

The Picture of Dorian Gray


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-03-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681958972

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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray A man sells his soul for eternal youth and scandalizes the city in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Dorian Book
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Dorian


  • Author : Will Self
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802199348

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Dorian Excerpt :

Will Self's DORIAN is a "shameless imitation" of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray that reimagines the novel in the milieu of London's early-80s art scene, which for liberated homosexuals were a golden era of sex, drugs and decadence before the AIDS epidemic struck later in the decade. It is "an age in which appearances matter more and more and more. Only the shallowest of people won't judge by them." Young Dorian Gray, just out of school, is a trust funded, impressionable Adonis-like blonde with none of the cynicism of the characters who end up corrupting his innocence even as they love him for it. He arrives in London to help socialite and philanthropist Phyllis Hawtree with her project of running a shelter for young drug addicts. He knows he is strikingly beautiful, that he could be a male model, but he tries not to get too caught up in the "looks thing." Basil Hallward, an artist friend of Phyllis's son Henry Wotton, meets Dorian and immediately falls for him, asking him to pose for a video installation called Cathode Narcissus, wherein Dorian is surrounded by nine television monitors which project images of himself looking into a mirror. In the book's final pages, we discover that Dorian is so taken by the images that he makes a wish that they will age while he remains eternally young. And indeed, Dorian soon swears he sees some faint traces of aging in the images. Meanwhile Dorian is so impressed with the witty, sophisticated banter between Baz and Wotton that he immediately wants to be part of their world (he is described as a social chameleon, easily slipping into the characteristics and fashions and mannerisms of those around him). Dorian, then, breaks up with his college girlfriend and takes up with Baz's friend Wotton, a rich, intelligent but affectless homosexual boozer and cokehead (and careless Jaguar driver) who has a loveless marriage of convenience with the socialite Lady Victoria, a somewhat batty woman who is fine to live in denial of her h

The Picture of Dorian Gray Book

The Picture of Dorian Gray


  • Author : Jorge C. Morhain
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2019-05-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496589743

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The Picture of Dorian Gray Excerpt :

Discover Oscar WildeÕs classic tale of double lives and corruption in this graphic retelling for kids. In the halls of LondonÕs high society, dark rumors surround a man called Dorian Gray. His ever-youthful appearance paired with a wild, decadent lifestyle arouses curiosity. Some even say his attic hides a dangerous, monstrous secret. A secret hidden in a simple portrait painted a long time ago . . . With extra background on the original novel and its author, plus discussion questions and writing prompts, it's easy to introduce young readers to this literary classic.

The Picture of Dorian Gray Book

The Picture of Dorian Gray


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307743527

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The Picture of Dorian Gray Excerpt :

The handsome appearance of dissolute, young Dorian Gray remains unchanged while the features in his portrait become distorted as his degeneration progresses.

The Picture of Dorian Gray Book

The Picture of Dorian Gray


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 1993-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486278070

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The Picture of Dorian Gray Excerpt :

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.

The Importance of Being Earnest  Royal Collector s Edition   Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket  Book

The Importance of Being Earnest Royal Collector s Edition Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Royal Classics
  • Release Date : 2021-02-16
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 1774762471

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The Importance of Being Earnest Royal Collector s Edition Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket Excerpt :

The Importance of Being Earnest is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations. The major themes are the triviality of marriage, and the satire of Victorian ways.

The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray Book

The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-08-29
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 139
  • ISBN 10 : 9798680596098

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The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray Excerpt :

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.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde  Illustrated Classics  Book

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Illustrated Classics


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-03-08
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN 10 : 9798718740998

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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Illustrated Classics Excerpt :

Wilde's only novel, first published in 1890, is a brilliantly designed puzzle, intended to tease conventional minds with its exploration of the myriad interrelationships between art, life and consequence. From its provocative Preface, challenging the reader to belief in 'art for art's sake', to its sensational conclusion, the story self-consciously experiments with the notion of sin as an element of design. Yet Wilde himself underestimated the consequences of his experiment, and its capacity to outrage the Victorian establishment. Its words returned to haunt him in his court appearances in 1895, and he later recalled the 'note of doom' which runs like 'a purple thread' through its carefully crafted prose. - Illustrated

The Picture of Dorian Gray Book

The Picture of Dorian Gray


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-03-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486114736

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The Picture of Dorian Gray Excerpt :

Celebrated novel involves a handsome young Londoner who sinks into a life of depravity. His body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recent portrait reflects the ravages of his crime and sensuality.

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Selected Stories Book

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Selected Stories


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Signet Classics
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 0451526015

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The Picture of Dorian Gray and Selected Stories Excerpt :

The classic of gothic horror is accompanied by three short stories--"Lord Arthur Savile's Crime," "The Happy Prince," and "The Birthday of the Infanta"--and a new introduction by Gary Schmidgall, author of The Stranger Wilde. Original.

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY  The Original 1890  Uncensored  Edition   The Revised 1891 Edition  Book

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY The Original 1890 Uncensored Edition The Revised 1891 Edition


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2017-12-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9788027233113

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THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY The Original 1890 Uncensored Edition The Revised 1891 Edition Excerpt :

The Picture of Dorian Gray, the only novel by Oscar Wilde, was first published in 1890. A substantially revised and expanded edition was published in April 1891. For the new edition, Wilde revised the content of the novel's existing chapters, divided the final chapter into two chapters, and created six entirely new additional chapters. Whereas the original edition of the novel contains 13 chapters, the revised edition of the novel contains 20 chapters. The 1891 version was expanded from 13 to 20 chapters, but also toned down, particularly in some of its overt homoerotic aspects. Also, chapters 3, 5, and 15 to 18 are entirely new in the 1891 version, and chapter 13 from the first edition is split in two (becoming chapters 19 and 20). The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Dorian is selected for his remarkable physical beauty, and Basil becomes strongly infatuated with Dorian, believing that his beauty is responsible for a new mode of art. The Picture of Dorian Gray is considered one of the last works of classic gothic horror fiction with a strong Faustian theme. It deals with the artistic movement of the decadents, and homosexuality, both of which caused some controversy when the book was first published. However, in modern times, the book has been referred to as "one of the modern classics of Western literature. Oscar Wills Wilde (1854 – 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his only novel (The Picture of Dorian Gray), his plays and poetry, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.

The Picture of Dorian Gray Book

The Picture of Dorian Gray


  • Author : Michael Patrick Gillespie
  • Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106011667992

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Written in an easy-to-read, accessible style by teachers with years of classroom experience, Masterwork Studies are guides to the literary works most frequently studied in high school. Presenting ideas that spark imaginations, these books help students to gain background knowledge on great literature useful for papers and exams. The goal of each study is to encourage creative thinking by presenting engaging information about each work and its author. This approach allows students to arrive at sound analyses of their own, based on in-depth studies of popular literature.Each volume: -- Illuminates themes and concepts of a classic text-- Uses clear, conversational language-- Is an accessible, manageable length from 140 to 170 pages-- Includes a chronology of the author's life and era-- Provides an overview of the historical context-- Offers a summary of its critical reception-- Lists primary and secondary sources and index Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.