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.

Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray / The Picture of Dorian Gray

Zweisprachige Ausgabe: Deutsch - Englisch / Bilingual Edition: German - English
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736841213
Category: Fiction
Page: 633
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Diese Ausgabe enthält sowohl die deutsche Übersetzung als auch den englischen Originaltext. "Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray" (Originaltitel: "The Picture of Dorian Gray") ist der einzige Roman des irischen Schriftstellers Oscar Wilde. Eine erste Fassung erschien 1890 in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine aus Philadelphia, 1891 wurde bei dem Londoner Verlag Ward, Lock and Co. die heute bekannte, überarbeitete und erweiterte Fassung in Buchform veröffentlicht. Der seinerzeit als anrüchig geltende Roman war auch Gegenstand des Unzuchtprozesses gegen Wilde. Die Hauptfigur, der reiche und schöne Dorian Gray, besitzt ein Porträt, das statt seiner altert und in das sich die Spuren seiner Sünden einschreiben. Während Gray immer maßloser und grausamer wird, bleibt sein Äußeres dennoch jung und makellos schön. Der Roman gilt als Oscar Wildes Prosahauptwerk. Themen sind die Moralität von Sinnlichkeit und Hedonismus im Viktorianismus und die Dekadenz der englischen Oberschicht. Außerdem lassen sich die Handlung und die eingearbeiteten Kunstbemerkungen sowohl als Proklamation wie auch als Kritik des Ästhetizismus lesen, einer literarischen Strömung des Fin de siècle. "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1891), by Oscar Wilde, was first published as a serial story in the July 1890 issue of "Lippincott's Monthly Magazine". As submitted by Wilde to the magazine, the editors feared the story was indecent, and deleted five hundred words before publication — without Wilde's knowledge. Despite that censorship, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" offended the moral sensibilities of British book reviewers, some of whom said that Oscar Wilde merited prosecution for violating the laws guarding the public morality. In response, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and art in correspondence with the British press. Wilde revised and expanded the magazine edition of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1890) for publication as a novel; the book edition (1891) featured an aphoristic preface — an apologia about the art of the novel and the reader. The content, style, and presentation of the preface made it famous in its own literary right, as social and cultural criticism. In April 1891, the editorial house Ward, Lock and Company published the revised version of "The Picture of Dorian Gray". The only novel written by Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" exists in two versions, the 1890 magazine edition and the 1891 book edition, the story he submitted for serial publication in "Lippincott's Monthly Magazine". As literature of the 19th century, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is an example of Gothic fiction with strong themes interpreted from the legendary "Faust".

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.

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings


Author: Oscar Wilde,Moira Muldoon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416500278
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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A selection of the author's work is enhanced by an introduction, a chronology of the author's life and work, a timeline of significant events, discussion questions, critical analysis, and explanatory notes.

A Study Guide for Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray"


Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410355381
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 22
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A Study Guide for Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Picture of Dorian Gray


Author: John Osborne,Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783192348
Category: Drama
Page: 104
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As London slides from one century into the next, a young man is cursed with the uncanny ability to remain both young and beautiful while descending into a life of heartless debauchery. With its glittering dialogue, provocative imagery and radical questioning of sexual and moral freedoms all brought sharply into focus by this brand-new adaptation, Oscar Wilde’s infamous parable has lost none of its power to provoke and disturb. Using Wilde’s original words, a company of sixteen actors and all of adaptor Neil Bartlett’s trademark theatricality, this new stage version of Wilde’s black-hearted parable was commissioned by and first produced at the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national theatre in the autumn season of 2012.

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: The picture of Dorian Gray : the 1890 and 1891 texts


Author: Oscar Wilde,Russell Jackson,Ian Small,Joseph Bristow
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198187721
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 465
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This is the third volume in the Oxford English Texts edition of the works of Oscar Wilde. This definitive variorum edition of Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray reprints the thirteen-chapter and twenty-chapter versions of this famous story as separate works. The volume provides readers with the most detailed account available of the considerable changes that Wilde made to a controversial narrative that appeared in two, very different editions in 1890 and 1891 respectively.

Echo in Oscar Wildes "The Picture of Dorian Gray"


Author: Yasmin Sinai
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656147264
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 14
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Literaturwissenschaft - Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft, Note: 1,0, Freie Universität Berlin, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Wildes einziger Roman The Picture of Dorian Gray, der im Jahre 1891 veröffentlicht wurde, beschäftigt sich mit dem seelischen Verfall, der aus der exzessiven Auslebung von Leidenschaft resultiert. Außerdem beweist er laut Donald R. Dickson „the failure of the aesthetic ideal“ – das Versagen des ästhetischen Ideals, das auf den Thesen Walter Paters basiert, und für welches im Roman eine Laborsituation geschaffen wurde um es auf seine Tauglichkeit zu prüfen: „Dorian's life turns out to be something like an experimental test case for the validity of Pater's aestheticist philosophy, and the experiment falsifies the philosophy“, so Carroll. Dies ist für diese Hausarbeit insofern relevant, als dass Lord Henry Wotton in der Forschung häufig als Sprachrohr, oder viel mehr als „Echo“ der Ideen des Essayisten und Kritikers Pater genannt wird. „Wilde echoes Pater, of course, but with a unique intensity,“ meint Oates und Riquelme sieht in den Aussagen sogar Echo selbst: „he echoes him [Pater] as a way to evoke, refuse, and transform what he finds in the earlier writer. This is the work of Echo, whose story is bound up with that of Narcissus.“ Auch die vorliegende Arbeit begibt sich auf Spurensuche nach Echo und Narziss in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Die Echo-Funktion, die die Figur Wottons übernimmt, wird dabei im Hinterkopf behalten, hauptsächlich jedoch soll es um die weibliche Echo-Figur im Werk gehen. [...]

The Picture of Dorian Gray


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1616416947
Category: Fiction
Page: 112
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An incredibly handsome young man in Victorian England retains his youthful appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption.

Aestheticism in Oscar Wilde's the Picture of Dorian Gray


Author: Jannis Rudzki-Weise
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640771400
Category:
Page: 28
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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2.0, University of Kassel, course: Anglo-American Literature, language: English, abstract: Oscar Wilde's only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, can be considered a revolutionary piece of literature not only because it broke out of the traditional value and belief pattern of the Victorian society but also because it replaced the traditional pattern with new concepts coined by Wilde and his former tutors. Several themes such as homoeroticism, an aesthetic lifestyle or influence and corruption, were issues that many had been afraid to address in the time before Wilde. In this research paper, I will place my main focus on the matter of aestheticism, the causes that it has and the consequences that result from an aesthetic lifestyle. In order to analyze these aspects, it is inevitable to have a closer look at Oscar Wilde's beliefs about art and morality which serve as a basis for understanding the main character's behavior in the novel. To begin my paper, I will outline Wilde's thoughts on art and aestheticism as presented in his famous selection, Intentions, which consists of a number of essays and dialogues on aesthetics as well as his preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray that has been regarded as Wilde's personal praise of aestheticism. This background information is essential to understanding the main character's motivations in the story, which can often be related to Wilde's life as an artist. I will then make a detailed analysis of the characters Basil Hallward, Lord Henry Wotton, Sibyl Vane and Dorian Gray and will explain how their aesthetic behavior and their moral beliefs can be linked to Wilde's thoughts. To end, I will attempt to summarize my findings referring to the statement that Wilde also included criticism of aestheticism in his novel. The term 'aestheticism' derives from Greek, meaning "perceiving through senses" and is a nineteenth-century European concept that rej

Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray - Youth Cult and Illusion of Beauty. The new Hedonism in Light of our Society of Experience


Author: Geoffrey Schöning
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 363811905X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 19
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Seminar paper from the year 2000 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0 (B), University of Freiburg (Institute for Anglistics), course: Introduction to English and American Literature Studies, 18 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Introduction “I speak the truth of tomorrow”i Lord Henry says on being asked to defend his “throne” as Prince Paradox. Although one of his usually witty answers in high society conversation, this indubitably self-confident statement leads to a general question: The “New Hedonism” as presented in Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, does it anticipate developments and structures of our modern society? To find an adequate answer to the question is the task of this research paper. Starting with an analysis of the theory presented by Lord Henry Wotton, there follows an overall view of the philosophy’s intellectual background. Afterwards, the look at Dorian’s life under the influence of the hedonistic model shall give first impressions of its practical effects. These three chapters therefore deal with the “New Hedonism” directly related to the novel itself and to its author Oscar Wilde. The second part of the paper then centres around the present situation. After introductory clarifications to the term “Erlebnisgesellschaft” and to general social changes, it scrutinises modern society for parallels to the outstanding pillars of the hedonistic programme. These are on the one hand self-realisation and the motive to be always seeking sensations, and on the other hand the cult of youth and beauty mania. Eventually, the findings of that examination end up in a conclusion which shall also serve as an outlook. Concerning the research done in this special field, it astonishes that there was only one work to be found which explicitly dealt with the relation between the “New Hedonism” in The Picture of Dorian Gray and modern society, namely a chapter of Norbert Kohl’s Oscar Wilde biography. Due to this circumstance, the literature consulted is clearly divided into two sectors: literary science and sociology. For the latter, it was the study “Die Erlebnis-gesellschaft” by Gerhard Schulze which was used as a main reference. Thus, syntactic fusion of German and English might be excused. [...]

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 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 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

pre-intermediate
Author: Gnosis Yayıncılık ,Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Gnosis Digital Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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This story begins when not very famous artist Basil draw a picture of young and very handsome man Dorian Grey. Artist said to his friend Lord Henry that he took very much himself in that picture. Lord Henry was very excited by Dorian’s handsomeness, and he decided to teach young man how he should live and what he can use his youth. At the first they meeting, when Basil was painting picture from sitting Grey, Henry was telling to Dorian that the youth and beauty is the most important things in the world, but they will be disappeared with years. So when Basil has finished the picture and Dorian has seen his beautiful portrait, he was excited by himself beauty and was frightened because he will lost it in future…