The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471137252
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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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


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

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.

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 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.

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 - 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 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


Author: Óscar Wilde,Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 269
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With an Introduction and Notes by John M.L. Drew, University of Buckingham.

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.

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

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Webster's Korean Thesaurus
Author: Icon Reference,Oscar Wilde
Publisher: ICON Group International
ISBN: 9780497925529
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 284
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If you are either learning Korean, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Korean speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of The Picture of Dorian Gray. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Korean-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Korean synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

A Moral Entertainment
Author: John Osborne,Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573692314
Category: Drama
Page: 110
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Drama Adapted by John Osborne from the novel by Oscar Wilde. Characters: 11 male, 4 female, extras. Interior Set The author of Look Back in Anger, Inadmissible Evidence and The Entertainer has created a brilliant dramatization of this classic about a man who retains his youth while the decay of advancing years and moral corruption appears on a portrait painted by one of his lovers. "Osborne has done much more than a scissors and paste job on Wilde's famous story. He has ... created a sense of evil through implication." Guardian. "John Osborne ... has found in Oscar Wilde's macabre morality a velveted barouche for his own favorite themes [and he] conveys the fabulous story['s] ... fascination." Daily Telegraph.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Jenika Snow,Oscar Wilde
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781781846667
Category: Fiction
Page: 332
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Dorian Gray. Beautiful and charming, he hides his true nature from everyone in the dark recess of his soul. An artist is the creator of beautiful things, but what happens when that art conceals the true nature of one's soul? Dorian Gray, a charismatic and beautiful man, is about to find out that with beauty there comes a cost. Living a life of debauchery, he realises that time and age no longer affect him, not when the evil that is now his life is sucked into the vortex of his reflected self. As Dorian Gray sets out to prove himself to all around him, he realises his acts of vileness and hatred will hurt the people his cold heart has grown to care for. His love knows no bounds, but it is that love that ultimately leaves him alone, only knowing the self-disgust that is now his life. This is a story of a young man who will set out to live his life to the fullest even if that destroys everyone and everything around him, himself included.

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Large-Print Edition


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781600965005
Category: Fiction
Page: 292
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"How sad it is! I shall grow old, and horrible, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young. It will never be older than this particular day of June. . . . If it were only the other way! If it where I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old! For that--for that--I would give everything! Yes, there is nothing in the whole world I would not give! I would give my own soul for that!" Oscar Wilde's wit, humor, horror, and philosophy all come together to create a timeless story of the darkness in the human heart. Newly designed and typeset in a modern 6-by-9-inch format by Waking Lion Press.

Oscar Wilde


Author: Harold Bloom,Paul Fox
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438117051
Category: Electronic books
Page: 191
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a story she wrote at the age of 19, is still a popular tale to this day, remarkable not only for its striking plot but also its Romantic elements. Part of the Bloom's Classic Critical Views series, this book includes selections of some of the best historical criticism about Mary Shelley and her works.

Sturmhöhe

Reclam Taschenbuch
Author: Emily Bronte
Publisher: Reclam Verlag
ISBN: 315961302X
Category: Fiction
Page: 457
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Das Stürmische, Wilde und Raue der nordenglischen Moor- und Heidelandschaft hat sich tief eingeprägt in die Charaktere dieses Romans, der im Dezember 1847 erschien, ein Jahr nur, bevor Emily Brontë dreißigjährig an Schwindsucht starb. Niemand legt den von Ingrid Rein kongenial übersetzten Band aus den Händen, bevor er weiß, wie's ausgeht: "Ist Mr. Heathcliff ein Mensch? Wenn ja, ist er verrückt? Und wenn nicht, ist er ein Teufel?" Sturmhöhe ist ein dramatisches, stellenweise grausig-geniales Stück Weltliteratur.