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

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 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.

Der seltsame Fall des Dr. Jekyll und Mr. Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: nexx verlag gmbh
ISBN: 3958705251
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Doktor Jekyll weiß von seinem gespaltenen Ich und will seine dunkle Seite nach jahrelangem Verdrängen mit Hilfe eines Elixiers steuern. Aber der böse »Mister Hyde« wird immer mächtiger und droht, die Kontrolle zu übernehmen ... In dieser wegweisenden Novelle hat Stevenson das Doppelgänger-Motiv als einer der Ersten aufgegriffen und damit viele andere große Autoren (u. A. Oscar Wilde, Franz Kafka) beeinflusst und inspiriert.

Ein Granatapfelhaus

Vier Kunstmärchen: Der junge König / Der Geburtstag der Infantin / Der Fischer und seine Seele / Das Sternenkind
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843052913
Category: Fiction
Page: 84
View: 1850

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Oscar Wilde: Ein Granatapfelhaus. Vier Kunstmärchen: Der junge König / Der Geburtstag der Infantin / Der Fischer und seine Seele / Das Sternenkind A House of Pomegranates. Erstdruck 1891. Hier in der Übersetzung von Wilhelm Cremer, Berlin, Neufeld und Henius, 1922. Inhaltsverzeichnis Ein Granatapfelhaus Der junge König Der Geburtstag der Infantin Der Fischer und seine Seele Das Sternenkind Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

The Plays of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840224184
Category: Drama
Page: 444
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Oscar Wilde took London by storm with his first comedy, Lady Windermere's Fan. His other plays include: A Woman of No Importance and The Importance of Being Earnest. This work features Wilde's plays ranging from his early tragedy era to the controversial Salome and little known fragments, La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy.

Collins complete works of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde,Merlin Holland
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007144365
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1268
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A comprehensive collection of Wilde's works including poems, plays, letters, essays, and stories.

Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy

The Making of GKC, 1874-1908
Author: William Oddie
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199551650
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 401
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This is the most convincing account of the development of Chesterton's mind yet published. Christopher Howse, The Tablet --

Beauty and the Beast

Christina Rossetti, Walter Pater, R.l. Stevenson and Their Contemporaries
Author: Peter Liebregts,Wim Tigges
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789051838961
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 280
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1994 marked the centenary of the deaths of Walter Pater, Christina Rossetti and Robert Louis Stevenson, and Beauty and the Beast is largely devoted to an exploration of aspects of their lives and their writings, and the role they played in the development of British literature. Both individually and as a group, these writers offer interesting opportunities to investigate a distinctive ambivalence in the literature of the last three decades of the nineteenth century. Thus we may observe how Pater as the founder of Aestheticism in British literature addressed the Victorian dilemma how to live in Marius the Epicurean; how Rossetti's poetry expresses both spiritual and erotic tendencies, while Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is perhaps the epitome of the fin-de-siècle tension between good and evil, beauty and beast. Yet the scope of this book also includes an examination of the relationships between these three authors and their contemporaries, and of their setting, on the British Isles as well as on the Continent. Thus George Moore makes his appearance, next to Anton Chekhov, Arthur Schnitzler, Oscar Wilde, Alain Fournier and Louis Couperus. The various discussions of these French, German, Russian, Italian, Irish and Dutch connections in this book reflect the international setting of the European fin-de-siècle as a background against which the theme of Beauty and the Beast is discussed. Contributors are: Wim Tigges, C.C. Barfoot, Jan Marsh, Valeria Tinkler-Villani, Amanda Gilroy, Peter van de Kamp, Billie Andrew Inman, Laurel Brake, Peter Costello, Ans Kabel, Douglas S. Mack, Tim Youngs, Neil Cornwell, Sjef Houppermans, Jacques B.H. Alblas, John Stokes, Susan de Sola Rodstein.

Oscar Wilde

The Works of a Conformist Rebel
Author: Norbert Kohl,David Henry Wilson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521176538
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 450
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Professor Kohl's aim is to gain fresh insight into his literary and critical œuvre of Oscar Wilde. He analyses each of his works on the basis of a textually oriented interpretation, taking equal account of the biographical and intellectual contexts through the use of contradictions that Wilde show as individualism and convention.

Approaches to Teaching Austen's Mansfield Park

Author: Marcia McClintock Folsom,John Wiltshire
Publisher: Modern Language Association
ISBN: 1603291997
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 255
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There were no reviews of Mansfield Park when it first appeared in 1814. Austen's reputation grew in the Victorian period, but it was only in the twentieth century that formal and sustained criticism began of this work, which addresses the controversies of its time more than Austen's earlier novels did. Lionel Trilling praised Mansfield Park for exploring the difficult moral life of modernity; Edward Said brought postcolonial theory to the study of the novel; and twenty-first-century critics scrutinize these and other approaches to build on and go beyond them. This volume is the third in the MLA Approaches series to deal with Austen's work (Pride and Prejudice and Emma were the subject of the first and second volumes on Austen, respectively). It provides information about editions, film adaptations, and digital resources, and then nineteen essays discuss various aspects of Mansfield Park, including the slave trade, the theme of reading, elements of tragedy, gift theory, landscape design, moral improvement in the spirit of Samuel Johnson and of the Reformation, sibling relations, card playing, and interpretations of Fanny Price, the heroine, not as passive but as having some control.

Das Sklavenschiff

Author: Barry Unsworth
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3105604391
Category: Fiction
Page: 542
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Barry Unsworth ist mit dem ›Sklavenschiff‹ ein großer Roman gelungen, den die englische Kritik mit den berühmten Geschichten von Joseph Conrad verglichen hat. Auf hohem literarischen Niveau, exakt recherchiert, mit differenziertem Einfühlungsvermögen in Menschen und Zeitströmungen, ist dies der Roman einer widersprüchlichen Epoche und Gesellschaft, wie man ihn eindrucksvoller kaum lesen kann. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)