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


Author: Oscar Wilde,Isobel Murray
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192833655
Category: Fiction
Page: 236
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With an Introduction and Notes by John M.L. Drew, University of Buckingham.

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".

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: Wilde, Oscar
Publisher: Aegitas
ISBN: 5000641469
Category: Fiction
Page: 175
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The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are beauty and fulfilment of the senses. Realizing that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian (whimsically) expresses a desire to sell his soul to ensure the portrait Basil has painted would age rather than he. Dorian's wish is fulfilled, and when he subsequently pursues a life of debauchery, the portrait serves as a reminder of the effect each act has upon his soul, with each sin displayed as a disfigurement of his form, or through a sign of ageing .

The Picture of Dorian Gray


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Collector's Library
ISBN: 9781904633150
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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.0000000000On 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.

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.

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings


Author: Oscar Wilde,Moira Muldoon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416500278
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
View: 2018

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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

Study Guide
Author: Total Class Notes
Publisher: Total Class Notes
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 25
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Don't want to read the actual book? Tired of reading super long reviews? This new study guide is perfect for you!! This study guide provides a short and concise review guide of the the Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. The guide includes: · A short summary of the entire novel · The major themes and their relationship to the storyline · A character guide with brief details on each role · Bullet-point chapter reviews that go into more detail than the book summary · A few potential essay topics with possible answers. All of this in-depth study guide is designed to make studying more efficient and fun. Stay tuned for our upcoming updates that will include additional quiz questions, audio guides and more tools that will help you easily learn and prepare for school. Need help or have suggestions for us? Email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. @TheTotalGroup

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.

Dandies and Their Misogynistic Attitudes in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray


Author: Jessica Menz
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640245377
Category:
Page: 28
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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Bayreuth (Lehrstuhl fur Englische Literaturwissenschaft), course: 19th Century British Novels, 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray is a novel of the Victorian 'fin de siecle'. Its protagonists are dandies, who follow the principle of a so-called New Hedonism. Under the influence of the elder Lord Henry, Dorian Gray assumes his way of life, thinking and even his attitude to women. Actually the entire novel is shaped by a certain misogynistic culture that reveals itself in different forms. In this paper I am going to illustrate how the male characters, mainly the dandies Lord Henry and Dorian, use their voice to speak up against women, whereas the female ones remain voiceless most of the time. Apart from its fictional content, the novel is full with concepts that shaped Victorian society. To get a full understanding, I am therefore going to illustrate the novel's historical context and some of the phenomena of the Victorian '90s, for example, New Hedonism, Dandyism etc. I am then going to give a description of the dandies in the novel, Lord Henry Wotton and Dorian Gray, before illustrating their misogynistic attitudes. I will be looking for reasons as well as describing the different types of women that are in the novel, focusing on Sibyl, the most important female character in the novel."

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 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 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.

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

The Initial Reception of the Novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray" Through the Victorian Public. An Analysis of the Standards of the Literary Critic


Author: Dominik Wohlfarth
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638901432
Category:
Page: 36
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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3 (B), University of Freiburg (English Faculty), course: Oscar Wilde Proseminar, 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper will be separated into three main parts. The first examines late-Victorian moral values, literary standards as well as Oscar Wildes view of art and its criticism. The second part explores reactions of the audience, especially the press, to Wildes novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.. The third part then critically analyses these arguments and explains the role Victorian values and the resulting literary expectation played in the criticism."

The Picture of Dorian Gray (The Original 1890 Uncensored Edition + The Expanded and Revised 1891 Edition)


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8074849120
Category: Fiction
Page: 241
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The Picture of Dorian Gray, the only novel by Oscar Wilde, was first published in 1890. A substantially revised and expanded edition was published in April 1891. For the new edition, Wilde revised the content of the novel's existing chapters, divided the final chapter into two chapters, and created six entirely new additional chapters. Whereas the original edition of the novel contains 13 chapters, the revised edition of the novel contains 20 chapters. The 1891 version was expanded from 13 to 20 chapters, but also toned down, particularly in some of its overt homoerotic aspects. Also, chapters 3, 5, and 15 to 18 are entirely new in the 1891 version, and chapter 13 from the first edition is split in two (becoming chapters 19 and 20). The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Dorian is selected for his remarkable physical beauty, and Basil becomes strongly infatuated with Dorian, believing that his beauty is responsible for a new mode of art. The Picture of Dorian Gray is considered one of the last works of classic gothic horror fiction with a strong Faustian theme. It deals with the artistic movement of the decadents, and homosexuality, both of which caused some controversy when the book was first published. However, in modern times, the book has been referred to as "one of the modern classics of Western literature”. Oscar 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 only novel (The Picture of Dorian Gray), his plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.