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.

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


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007351054
Category: Fiction
Page: 252
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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'How sad it is! I shall grow old, and horrid, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young If it was only the other way!' Wilde's first and only published novel recounts the story of handsome Dorian Gray who upon having his portrait painted desires that it will age and grow ugly while he may remain eternally beautiful. The painting, which reflects each of Gray's sins and transgressions in its hideousness, haunts him until it finally becomes unbearable. In this dark tale of duplicity and mortality, Wilde creates a world where art and reality collide."

The Complete Short Stories of Oscar Wilde


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486121860
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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Complete texts of "The Happy Prince and Other Tales," "A House of Pomegranates," "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories," "Poems in Prose," and "The Portrait of Mr. W. H."

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.

Only Dull People Are Brilliant at Breakfast


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241251818
Category: Humor
Page: 64
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'It would be unfair to expect other people to be as remarkable as oneself' Wilde's celebrated witticisms on the dangers of sincerity, duplicitous biographers, the stupidity of the English - and his own genius. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

The Picture of Dorian Gray


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Spark Notes
ISBN: 9781586634858
Category: Study Aids
Page: 63
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A New York Times Bestseller An Oprah's Book Club Selection A Nobel Prize-winning AuthorIn the sixty years since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has become one of the great modern classics. In it, Pearl Buck portrays a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings. This moving story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan illuminates the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during this century.

Dracula (Collins Classics)


Author: Bram Stoker
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007480415
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde


Author: Merlin Holland,Rupert Hart-Davis
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9780805059151
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1408
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Here is Oscar Wilde revealed in his own words--including more than 200 previously unpublished letters--available to coincide with the one hundredth anniversary of his death Deliciously wicked, astoundingly clever, and often outright shocking, Oscar Wilde put his art into his work and his genius into his life. In this collection, replete with newly discovered letters, the full extent of that genius is unveiled. Charting his life from his Irish upbringing to fame in his fin de siècle London to infamy and exile in Paris, the letters--written between 1875 and 1900 to publishers and fans, friends and lovers, enemies and adversaries--resound with Wilde's wit, brilliance, and humanity. Wilde's grandson, Merlin Holland, and Rupert Hart-Davis have produced a provocative and revealing self-portrait. Wilde's reputation as a serious thinker, humorous writer, and gay icon continues to flourish. The Complete Letters is an intimate exploration of his life and thoughts--Wilde in his own words.

The Oscar Wilde Collection

A Selection of His Greatest Work
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781784282585
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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"Revered as a playwright, Oscar Wilde was also a successful novelist, short-story writer and poet with an impressive body of published work. Gathered together in this volume is a wonderful cross section of his literary genius, including two collections of children's stories; The Picture of Dorian Gray; and the infamous poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Illustrated with beautiful, antique images from Henry Keene, Walter Crane, and Jacomb Hood..." -- page [4] of cover.

Emma (Collins Classics)


Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007382448
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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The Complete Works Of Oscar Wilde


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443441945
Category: Poetry
Page: 2000
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Featuring the entirety of Oscar Wilde’s collected poetry, prose, and dramatic works, this collection demonstrates the author’s wide range, unerring wit, and unique perspective. Bringing together Wilde’s most famous works, including The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Lady Windermere’s Fan, this anthology is an important resource for any fan or student of Oscar Wilde. Often considered ahead of his time, Oscar Wilde’s works continue to resonate with modern readers and many have been adapted for film and television, including most recently, the 2009 film Dorian Gray starring Ben Barnes and the 2002 film The Importance of Being Earnest, starring Judi Dench and Colin Firth. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Oscar Wilde, Complete Collection


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781500337384
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 630
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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie 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 novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death. Wilde's parents were successful Anglo-Irish Dublin intellectuals. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life. At university, Wilde read Greats; he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. He became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles. As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems, lectured in the United States and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in Art," and then returned to London where he worked prolifically as a journalist. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress and glittering conversation, Wilde became one of the best-known personalities of his day. In this book: The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Canterville Ghost, The Happy Prince and Other Tales, De Profundis, Lady Windermere's Fan, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, The Soul of Man under Socialism, Salome, A Woman of No Importance, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and other stories, Selected Prose and The Duchess of Padua