Dorian


Author: Will Self
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802199348
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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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 Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: The picture of Dorian Gray : the 1890 and 1891 texts


Author: Oscar Wilde,Russell Jackson,Joseph Bristow,Ian Small
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198187721
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 465
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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.

Dorian


Author: Nephi Anderson
Publisher: Latter-day Strengths
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 223
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Greenstreet, USA is the late 19th century American backdrop for LDS teenager Dorian Trent. A simpler life where not every town has the new electric wires or even an automobile, and two silver dollars buys you a good pair of shoes. Living on a farm with his mother, Dorian’s life is just the way he likes it, especially when he has a book in his hands. But Dorian’s life is about to become more complex as he is reacquainted with a childhood friend Mildred Brown and begins to develop feelings for her. Unsure of his destiny, Dorian seeks the advice of his friend and mentor Uncle Zed, while building a friendship schoolmate Carlia Duke. Follow Dorian on this heartwarming adventure as he learns to follow his heart.

The Picture of Dorian Gray


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853260155
Category: Fiction
Page: 312
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The handsome appearance of dissolute young Dorian Gray remains unchanged while the features in his portrait become distorted as his degeneration progresses

Data Preparation for Data Mining


Author: Dorian Pyle
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 9781558605299
Category: Computers
Page: 540
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A guide to the importance of well-structured data as the first step to successful data mining. It shows how data should be prepared prior to mining in order to maximize mining performance, and provides examples of how to apply a variety of techniques in order to solve real world business problems.

The Picture of Dorian Gray


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Oscar Wilde
ISBN: 8826044023
Category: Literary Collections
Page: N.A
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"The Picture of Dorian Gray" is Oscar Wilde's classic tale of the moral decline of its title character, Dorian Gray. When Dorian has his portrait painted by Basil Hallward and wishes that he would stay young while his picture changes, his wish comes true. In exchange for this Dorian gives up his soul and as he ages the bad deeds that he commits are reflected in his painting and not him. "The Picture of Dorian Gray", arguably Wilde's most popular work, was considered quite scandalous when it was first published in the late 1800s in Victorian England.

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0307757684
Category: Fiction
Page: 592
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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. From the Paperback edition.

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


Author: Alexandra Langbein
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640338596
Category:
Page: 24
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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."

Dorian, Graying

is youth the only thing worth having?
Author: Robert Kastenbaum
Publisher: Baywood Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780895031693
Category: Social Science
Page: 243
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The Language of Compliance

A Glossary of Terms, Acronyms, and Extended Definitions
Author: Dorian J. Cougias,Marcelo Halpern,Lynn Heiberger
Publisher: Network Frontiers
ISBN: 0972903933
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 592
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With more than 3,000 entries, "The Language of Compliance" is the only glossary endorsed by the Unified Compliance Framework) resource for IT acronyms, terms, and extended definitions. It covers the terms found in HIPAA, SOX, GLB, CobiT, ISO 17799 and 27001, BCI, BSI, ISSF, and more than 100 other regulatory bodies and standards agencies. (Computer Books)

Investigating Obsolescence

Studies in Language Contraction and Death
Author: Nancy C. Dorian
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521437578
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 445
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Over the past 500 years, half the known languages of the world have vanished. This comprehensive overview of the study of contracting and dying languages, composed of twenty essays, investigates the wide scope of languages currently under threat of extinction. These disappearances occur in diverse speech communities where the expanding languages are both familiar, such as English or Spanish, and less familiar, such as Swedish, Thai and Arabic. The volume concludes with a look at how research into language obsolescence may affect other aspects of linguistics and anthropology--first and second language acquisition, historical linguistics, the study of pidgins and creoles, language and social process.

The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray


Author: Oscar Wilde,Nicholas Frankel
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674071891
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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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.

The Daimon in Hellenistic Astrology

Origins and Influence
Author: Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004306218
Category: Social Science
Page: 600
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In her wide-ranging study The Daimon in Hellenistic Astrology, Dorian Greenbaum explores the daimon and astrology’s connections to fate, mythology, philosophy; Greek, Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Gnostic and Mithraic religion; the doctrine of lots and allotment; concepts of fortune, love and necessity.

The Wild Geese and the North East Wind


Author: Dorian van Braam (the Elder)
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1524632627
Category: Fiction
Page: 798
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The story begins in Cuba when Julian Hamilton, aged eighty and after a life as a famous writer, is confronted with Victoria, his daughter, whose existence he was unaware of. Julian has been spending his retirement and final days of a life that began with the conflicting dilemma he experienced as a young student after leaving Princeton University, USAa conflict that people have between their belief in themselves and their emotional lives. For the writer and painter, it is a greater burden and more onerous than the many people who have to decide whether to sacrifice ambition for a sense of responsibility toward love and family life. After Princeton, Julian gets married but soon finds that following lifes normal format impairs the necessary dedication to evolve as a writer. Fearful of the emotional restrictions that come with full commitment, he leaves his wife to follow the romantic dream of coup de foudre or love at first sight. He meets Rebecca serendipitously, who gives him the necessary inspiration, and they go traveling on an ancient Triumph Speed Twin motorbike, heading towards Morocco with no sense of responsibility. Things go wrong, which fractures their passionate relationship, leaving them in a state of despair. Rebecca is raped and becomes pregnant, and Julian goes into a monastery to make a clean break in order to establish a balanced perspective of the situation. They separate, and Rebecca is left facing a lifetime of unhappiness. The book contains romance, suspense, tragedy, travel, and some thriller action of rape, murder, and sex. The doomed lovers final curtain falls in Barcelona when Julian chooses his art over lovesomething he lives to regret. The novel will present some readers with the unsolvable question as to which path should be taken!

Demonstratives and Definite Articles as Nominal Auxiliaries


Author: Dorian Roehrs
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027255237
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 196
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Written in the cartographic tradition, this monograph is concerned with the inner structure and derivation of noun phrases. It proposes that demonstratives and definite articles are similar to auxiliaries in the clause. Referencing mostly Germanic languages, the book argues that determiners are base generated below adjectives and subsequently move to the left periphery in a successive-cyclic fashion. Demonstrating that determiners are complex elements, it is proposed that languages vary with regard to when and what part of the determiner they move. This provides a novel account of the variation in the Scandinavian noun phrase. With various copies left behind by moving the determiner, the restrictive and non-restrictive readings of adjectives and relative clauses are suggested to follow from the interpretation of these different copies. The system is extended to the strong and weak adjective inflections in German. Proposing that determiners are auxiliaries in the nominal domain explains these apparently unrelated data in a uniform way.

Introducing: The Dorian Mode

The Guitarist's Guide to Improvising
Author: Peter Einhorn
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457439605
Category: Music
Page: 48
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This book will acquaint you with the Dorian mode and show you how to use it. You will be shown how to recognize it all over the neck and in any key. There is an important section about how to practice the Dorian mode in ways that will help you use it in a variety of musical situations.

Dorian


Author: Jeremy Reed
Publisher: Peter Owen Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 167
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This is a continuation of the story of Dorian Gray, after surviving the mutilation of his portrait. In this beautiful evocation of a nocturnal world Gray meets Oscar Wilde while living in Paris with Lord Henry Wotton after Wilde's release from prison in 1897 and emerges as a master of the occult arts. He finally leaves France for Venice after the dark secrets of his life are discovered by the androgynous Nadja. Finally, in a spectacular reversal of Wilde's theme Dorian meets an unforgettable death in Venice.

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Three Stories


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451530455
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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This timeless tale 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. Reprint.