The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451686072
Category: Fiction
Page: 369
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Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. The well-known artist Basil Hallward meets the young Dorian Gray in the stately London home of his aunt, Lady Brandon. Basil becomes immediately infatuated with Dorian, who is cultured, wealthy, and remarkably beautiful. Such beauty, Basil believes, is responsible for a new mode of art, and he decides to paint a portrait of the young man. While finishing the painting, Basil reluctantly introduces Dorian to his friend Lord Henry Wotton, a man known for scandal and exuberance. Wotton inspires Dorian to live life through the senses, to feel beauty in everyday experience. Dorian becomes enthralled by Wotton’s ideas, and more so becomes obsessed with remaining young and beautiful. He expresses a desire to sell his soul and have the portrait of him age, while he, the man, stays eternally young. A tragic story of hedonism and desire, The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde’s only published novel. Other writings include De Profundis and The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author’s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research. Read with confidence.

Picture of Dorian Gray


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc
ISBN: 1580493939
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 208
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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


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486114732
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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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 Other Short Stories


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1616406496
Category: Fiction
Page: 374
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The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Short Stories is a compilation of short stories by Oscar Wilde, along with his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. It was originally published in 1888 under the title Stories: Oscar Wilde. Some of the short stories within include "The Sphinx Without a Secret," "The Model Millionaire," and stories from the previously-published collections "A House of Pomegranates" and "The Happy Prince and Other Tales." This book is sure to interest Oscar Wilde fans and fans of Victorian literature. OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900) was a celebrated Irish-born playwright, short story writer, poet, and personality in Victorian London. He is best known for his involvement in the aesthetic movement and his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, as well as his many plays, such as Lady Windermere's Fan, The Importance of Being Ernest, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and Salom . During his imprisonment for gross indecency, he wrote De Profundis, and later, The Ballad of Reading Gao.

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Works


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Incorporated
ISBN: 9781435139435
Category: Fiction
Page: 832
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A pivotal figure in nineteenth-century literature, Oscar Wilde was a multitalented and multifaceted writer. His large and diverse body of work includes immensely popular stage plays, the highly regarded novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, several collections of exquisitively crafted short fiction, critical essays that influenced how the world looks at art, and elegant verse. This 2012 leatherbound omnibus edition of Wilde's writing collects the full contents of his short-fiction collection Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories, and his two collections of fairy tales for young readers, The Happy Prince and Other Tales and A House of Pomegranates. Also included is The Picture of Dorian Gray, a novel that scandalised Victorian England when it was published in 1891 and that has since been acknowledged a brilliant commentary on art and the society depicted in it. The volume concludes with all nine stage plays that Wilde finished in his lifetime, among them the masterpieces of wit and comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband". Decorative, durable, and collectible, this book offers hours of reading pleasure and is an indispensible cornerstone for any home library.

Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray. Übersetzt von Lachmann und Landauer

Übersetzt von Hedwig Lachmann und Gustav Landauer
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 3842418426
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781604244670
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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Basil Hallward, an artist, meets Dorian Gray and paints his portrait. The artist is so infatuated with Dorian's beauty that he begins to believe it is the reason for his quality of art. Dorian becomes convinced that beauty is all-important and wishes his portrait could age instead of him. Beware of what you have wish for! Each time Dorian commits a sin his portrait ages, showing him what is happening to his soul.

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 Picture of Dorian Gray : Om Illustrated Classics


Author: Oscar wilde
Publisher: Om Books International
ISBN: 9384225363
Category:
Page: 240
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The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde’s classic story of a young man whose beauty prompts a painter to paint a life-like portrait of him. However, all is not what it seems...Dorian expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that the picture, rather than he, will age andfade. A must-read for children and adults alike! The novel is a social satire as well as a key explorer of Victorian norms. We are made to observe human emotions like love, jealousy, hate and the forces of evil and good. Oscar Wilde propagates his ‘art for art’s sake’ theory, even as he weaves a narrative around a beautiful young man (Dorian Gray) and his friends (Lord Henry and Basil).The book is a classic in the true sense of the word, as it appeals to the universal instincts of Man.

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Selected Stories


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9780451526014
Category: Fiction
Page: 289
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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 (Diversion Classics)


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1682301648
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. Oscar Wilde's only novel tells the story of Dorian Gray, a vain man so obsessed with his hedonistic lifestyle he is willing to sell his soul. Ensuring that a portrait of himself will age while he remains youthful, Dorian pursues a life of debauchery, but his actions soon take him past the point of redemption. Controversial and frequently banned, THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY is a fascinating exploration of conscience and morality.

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Tales


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780973709032
Category: Fiction
Page: 360
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An innocent's wish, once granted, gives rise to one of literature's most memorable villains in Oscar Wilde's tale of prodigal aestheticism, The Picture of Dorian Gray. Under the tutelage of Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian is lead into a double life - a surface of eternal youth in prim Victorian society barely concealing an existence of decadence, vice and moral decay. The chilling narrative and Wilde's faerie tale collection, The Happy Prince are richly illustrated by Cyrus Rua (The Grimmest of Grimm.) As an added bonus, this volume also features the original Lippincott's Monthly edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray as it first appeared in 1890. Life is a question of nerves, and fibres, and slowly built-up cells in which thought hides itself and passion has its dreams. The Picture of Dorian Gray is the tale of a life ungoverned by will or intention as a single man witnesses, through a chilling portrait, the destruction of his own soul.

The Picture of Dorian Gray / das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

English | German
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781507745571
Category:
Page: 180
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Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray / Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray. English | German Zweisprachige Ausgabe. Übersetzt von Hedwig Lachmann und Gustav Landauer Großformat, 216 x 279 mm Berliner bilinguale Ausgabe, 2015 Absatzgenau synchronisierter Parallelsatz in zwei Spalten, bearbeitet und eingerichtet von Thomas A. Martin. Originaltitel: The Picture of Dorian Gray. Erstdruck in: »Lippincott's Monthly Magazine«, Juli 1890. Erste Buchausgabe (mit 6 neuen Kapiteln und vielen Änderungen): London, New York, Melbourne (Ward Lock and Co.) 1891. Hier in der Übers. v. Hedwig Lachmann und Gustav Landauer. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Wilde, Oscar: Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray. Übers. v. Hedwig Lachmann und Gustav Landauer, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1972 Herausgeber der Reihe: Michael Holzinger Reihengestaltung: Viktor Harvion Umschlaggestaltung unter Verwendung des Bildes: Giovanni Boldini, Selbstportrait, 1865 Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray

A Graphic Novel
Author: Oscar Wilde,Ian Edginton
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781411415935
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 122
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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.

Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray

A Graphic Novel
Author: Jorge Claudio Morhain
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 149656409X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 80
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In this graphic novel adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic story, Dorian Gray hides a monstrous secret in his attic--a portrait that ages and shows the results of his hedonistic and selfish lifestyle while he remains ever-youthful and handsome.

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Amazonclassics Edition)


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: AmazonClassics
ISBN: 9781542047432
Category: Fiction
Page: 252
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Featured title on PBS's The Great American Read in 2018 In the wealthy and vain hedonist Dorian Gray, London painter Basil Hallward has found his muse. Only when the portrait of Dorian begins to age, while the man himself remains untouched by time, do they realize they may have made a deal with the devil. Oscar Wilde's only novel takes a witty, philosophical, and harrowing look at our obsession with youth and the price we pay for it. Revised edition: Previously published as The Picture of Dorian Gray, this edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Chump Change Edition)


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781640320611
Category:
Page: 104
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Unabridged version of The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde, offered here for chump change. Wilde's only novel was a breakthrough of psychological horror in the Victorian age. Is it about the author himself and his life of destructive indulgence? Is it about the dark side of mankind? Or the ability to appreciate the pleasures of life? Decide for yourself in this classic that sets the intellectual bar for other psychological tales. Contents THE PREFACE 3 CHAPTER 1 3 CHAPTER 2 9 CHAPTER 3 17 CHAPTER 4 23 CHAPTER 5 30 CHAPTER 6 35 CHAPTER 7 39 CHAPTER 8 44 CHAPTER 9 51 CHAPTER 10 55 CHAPTER 11 59 CHAPTER 12 68 CHAPTER 13 71 CHAPTER 14 74 CHAPTER 15 80 CHAPTER 16 85 CHAPTER 17 89 CHAPTER 18 92 CHAPTER 19 97 CHAPTER 20 101