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 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.

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.

Dorian

An imitation
Author: Will Self
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141960973
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Dorian - Will Self's brilliant 'imitation' of Oscar Wilde's original tainted love story 'Brutal, savage, infinitely readable' Observer 'Chilling, hysterical, tasteless and haunting. A Gothic thriller complementing and enriching its original' Independent on Sunday In the summer of 1981, aristocratic, drug-addicted Henry Wooten and Warhol-acolyte Baz Hallward meet Dorian Gray. Dorian is a golden adonis - perfect, pure and (so far) deliciously uncorrupted. The subject of Baz's video installation, Cathode Narcissus, and the object of Henry's attentions, Dorian is launched on a hedonistic binge that spans the '80s and '90s. But as Baz and Henry succumb to the disease du jour, how is it that Dorian, despite all his sexual and narcotic debauchery, remains so unsullied - so vibrantly alive? 'A book that filled its first reviewers with "the odour of moral and spiritual putrefaction" just got smellier, darker and funnier' Observer Dorian will be adored by fans of Will Self and Martin Amis and is an essential read for those who enjoyed The Picture of Dorian Gray. Will Self is the author of nine novels including Cock and Bull; My Idea of Fun; Great Apes; How the Dead Live; Dorian, an Imitation; The Book of Dave; The Butt; Walking to Hollywood and Umbrella, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has written five collections of shorter fiction and three novellas: The Quantity Theory of Insanity; Grey Area; License to Hug; The Sweet Smell of Psychosis; Design Faults in the Volvo 760 Turbo; Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys; Dr. Mukti and Other Tales of Woe and Liver: A Fictional Organ with a Surface Anatomy of Four Lobes. Self has also compiled a number of nonfiction works, including The Undivided Self: Selected Stories; Junk Mail; Perfidious Man; Sore Sites; Feeding Frenzy; Psychogeography; Psycho Too and The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracker.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

An Annotated, Uncensored Edition
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674057929
Category: Fiction
Page: 295
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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 - 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 Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145168598X
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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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. Wilde’s classic comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest, a satire of Victorian social hypocrisy and considered Wilde’s greatest dramatic achievement, and his other popular plays—Lady Windermere’s Fan, An Ideal Husband, and Salome—challenged contemporary notions of sex and sensibility, class and cultural identity. 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.

The Picture of Dorian Gray


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Collector's Library
ISBN: 9781904633150
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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On its first publication The Picture of Dorian Gray was regarded as dangerously modern in its depiction of fin-de-siècle decadence. In this updated version of the Faust story, the tempter is Lord Henry Wotton, who lives selfishly for amoral pleasure; Dorian's good angel is the portrait painter Basil Hallward, whom Dorian murders. The book highlights the tension between the polished surface of high society and the life of secret vice. Although sin is punished in the end the book has a flavour of the elegantly perverse.With an Afterword by Peter Harness.

A Face without a Heart


Author: Rick R. Reed
Publisher: DSP Publications
ISBN: 163533263X
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
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A beautiful young man bargains his soul away to remain handsome forever, while his holographic portrait mirrors his decay and reflects each nightmarish step deeper into depravity... even murder.

The Penny Dreadfuls

Tales of Horror: Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Bram Stoker,Mary Shelley,Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1634501152
Category: Fiction
Page: 912
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Three nineteenth-century literary giants—Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, and Oscar Wilde—in one outstanding volume of Victorian gothic horror. In the 1800s, penny dreadfuls were cheap English stories that featured lurid, disturbing, and tantalizing content. These horror serials cost a penny per issue, hence their name. Penny dreadfuls often paid homage to—and even inspired—many of the more famous narratives of the horror genre. Born of the penny dreadful tradition and originally published at a time when dramatic scientific discoveries sparked a cultural fixation on the paranormal, these stories remain timeless in their uncanny ability to prey upon our primal fear of that which is strange, violent, and unknown. This book contains three haunting tales and a bonus story: Dracula by Bram Stoker Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker (Dracula’s original first chapter, not published until after Stoker’s death) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Curl up with The Penny Dreadfuls on a dark, moonless night and rediscover these chilling classics.

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 Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray


Author: E. Latimer
Publisher: Tundra Books
ISBN: 1101919299
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
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Lemony Snicket meets Oscar Wilde meets Edgar Allan Poe in this exciting and scary middle-grade novel inspired by The Picture of Dorian Gray -- a family curse is unleashed! Bryony Gray is becoming famous as a painter in London art circles. But life isn't so grand. Her uncle keeps her locked in the attic, forcing her to paint for his rich clients . . . and now her paintings are taking on a life of their own, and customers are going missing under mysterious circumstances. When her newest painting escapes the canvas and rampages through the streets of London, Bryony digs into her family history, discovering some rather scandalous secrets her uncle has been keeping, including a deadly curse she's inherited from her missing father. Bryony has accidentally unleashed the Gray family curse, and it's spreading fast. With a little help from the strange-but-beautiful girl next door and her paranoid brother, Bryony sets out to break the curse, dodging bloodthirsty paintings, angry mobs and her wicked uncle along the way.

The Year of the Runaways

A novel
Author: Sunjeev Sahota
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1101946113
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Short-listed for the 2015 Man Booker Prize The Guardian: The Best Novels of 2015 The Independent: Literary Fiction of the Year 2015 From one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists and Man Booker Prize nominee Sunjeev Sahota—a sweeping, urgent contemporary epic, set against a vast geographical and historical canvas, astonishing for its richness and texture and scope, and for the utter immersiveness of its reading experience. Three young men, and one unforgettable woman, come together in a journey from India to England, where they hope to begin something new—to support their families; to build their futures; to show their worth; to escape the past. They have almost no idea what awaits them. In a dilapidated shared house in Sheffield, Tarlochan, a former rickshaw driver, will say nothing about his life in Bihar. Avtar and Randeep are middle-class boys whose families are slowly sinking into financial ruin, bound together by Avtar’s secret. Randeep, in turn, has a visa wife across town, whose cupboards are full of her husband’s clothes in case the immigration agents surprise her with a visit. She is Narinder, and her story is the most surprising of them all. The Year of the Runaways unfolds over the course of one shattering year in which the destinies of these four characters become irreversibly entwined, a year in which they are forced to rely on one another in ways they never could have foreseen, and in which their hopes of breaking free of the past are decimated by the punishing realities of immigrant life. A novel of extraordinary ambition and authority, about what it means and what it costs to make a new life—about the capaciousness of the human spirit, and the resurrection of tenderness and humanity in the face of unspeakable suffering. From the Hardcover edition.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

13 Chapter Version
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781530452996
Category:
Page: 192
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The Picture of Dorian Gray is the story of one beautiful, innocent young man's seduction, moral corruption, and eventual downfall.And, oh yeah: it's also the story of a really creepy painting.We meet our three central characters at the beginning of the book, when painter Basil Hallward and his close friend, Lord Henry Wotton, are discussing the subject of Basil's newest painting, a gorgeous young thing named Dorian Gray. Basil and Henry discuss just how perfectly perfect Dorian is-he's totally innocent and completely good, as well as being the most beautiful guy ever to walk the earth. Lord Henry wants to meet this mysterious boy, but Basil doesn't want him to; for some reason, he's afraid of what will happen to Dorian if Lord Henry digs his claws into him.

Out


Author: Natsuo Kirino
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1400078377
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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After strangling her husband, Masako Katori, a middle-aged wife and mother working the night shift at a Tokyo factory, enlists the aid of four co-workers to conceal the crime. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

One Shade of Gray


Author: Monica Corwin
Publisher: Monica Corwin
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 219
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They say the hottest ones are the craziest. I got myself into this mess. What started as a little harmless fun with the boss turns south when the man whispers another woman’s name with his face between my legs. Things get more weird when he confesses to being Dorian Gray. THAT Dorian Gray. Immortal Bad Boy, creepy picture—which turns out to be a lot more science than science fiction. Do I give him another shot? A man with 150 years experience might teach me a thing or two. After all, he is the original Mr. Gray. This is a standalone romance with an HEA. Sexy immortal hero meets a sassy American girl who knows what she wants. Find out what happens as they grapple for control. Grab a towel your ereader will be steaming up from the inside out. Warning: Some dominance/submission elements in this book.

Life Interrupted

The Unfinished Monologue
Author: Spalding Gray
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 1400048613
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 255
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Brings together an original short story and a poignant love letter to New York City with selections from the monologue--about a devastating accident that occurred while vacationing in Ireland and its painful aftermath--that he left unfinished at the time of his tragic 2004 suicide. 30,000 first printing.

Doreen


Author: Ilana Manaster
Publisher: Running Press Kids
ISBN: 076245962X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
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English, August

An Indian Story
Author: Upamanyu Chatterjee
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590171790
Category: Fiction
Page: 326
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Agastya Sen, the hero of English, August, is a child of the Indian elite. His father is the governor of Bengal. His friends go to Yale and Harvard. He himself has secured a position in the most prestigious and exclusive of Indian government agencies, the IAS. Agastya's first assignment is to the town of Madna, buried deep in the provinces. There he meets a range of eccentrics worthy of a novel by Evelyn Waugh. Agastya himself smokes a lot of pot and drinks a lot of beer, finds ingenious excuses to shirk work, loses himself in sexual fantasies about his boss's wife, and makes caustic asides to coworkers and friends. And yet he is as impatient with his own restlessness as he is with anything else. Agastya's effort to figure out a place in the world is faltering and fraught with comic missteps. Chatterjee's novel, an Indian Catcher in the Rye with a wild humor and lyricism that are all its own, is at once spiritual quest and a comic revue. It offers a glimpse an Indian reality that proves no less compelling than the magic realism of Salman Rushdie and Arundhati Roy.