The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Oscar Wilde

ISBN: 8826044023

Category: Literary Collections

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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.

Dorian

Author: Will Self

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802199348

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Henry Wotton, gay, drug addicted, and husband of Batface, the irrefutably aristocratic daughter of the Duke of This or That, is at the center of a clique dedicated to dissolution. His friend Baz Hallward, an artist, has discovered a young man who is the very epitome of male beauty — Dorian Gray. His installation Cathode Narcissus captures all of Dorian's allure, and, perhaps, something else. Certainly, after a night of debauchery that climaxes in a veritable conga line of buggery, Wotton and Hallward are caught in the hideous web of a retrovirus that becomes synonymous with the decade. Sixteen years later the Royal Broodmare, as Wotton has dubbed her, lies dying in a Parisian underpass. But what of Wotton and Hallward? How have they fared as stocks soar and T-cell counts plummet? And what of Dorian? How is it that he remains so youthful while all around him shrivel and die? Set against the AIDS epidemic of the eighties and nineties, Will Self's Dorian is a shameless reworking of our most significant myth of shamelessness, brilliantly evoking the decade in which it was fine to stare into the abyss, so long as you were wearing two pairs of Ray-Bans.

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: N.A

ISBN: 9781936594399

Category: Appearance (Philosophy)

Page: 176

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Dorian Gray, a handsome young man, receives a beautiful painting of himself from his good friend Basil Hallward. In the same moment, a new acquaintance, Lord Henry, introduces Dorian to the ideals of youthfulness and hedonism, of which Gray becomes immediately obsessed. Meanwhile, the painting in Dorian's possession serves as a constant reminder of his passing beauty and youth, driving his obsession.

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 Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde,Joseph Bristow

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0192807293

Category: Fiction

Page: 229

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When Dorian Gray has his portrait painted, he is captivated by his own beauty. Set in fin-de-siecle London, this novel traces a path from the studio of painter Basil Hallward to the opium dens of the East End. Combining elements of the supernatural, aestheticism, and the Gothic, this is a work of fiction.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260155

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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The handsome appearance of dissolute young Dorian Gray remains unchanged while the features in his portrait become distorted as his degeneration progresses

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

Author: Oscar Wilde,Russell Jackson,Joseph Bristow,Ian Small

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198187721

Category: Literary Criticism

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.

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

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307743527

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

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The handsome appearance of dissolute, young Dorian Gray remains unchanged while the features in his portrait become distorted as his degeneration progresses.

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.

Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Brontë

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007350805

Category: Fiction

Page: 490

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In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall, a country estate owned by the mysteriously remote Mr. Rochester.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141199490

Category: Gray, Dorian (Fictitious character)

Page: 240

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A story of evil, debauchery, and scandal, Oscar Wilde's only novel tells of Dorian Gray, a beautiful yet corrupt man. When he wishes that a perfect portrait of himself would bear the signs of ageing in his place, the picture becomes his hideous secret, as it follows Dorian's own downward spiral into cruelty and depravity. The Picture of Dorian Gray is a masterpiece of deals made in fear and ignorance, and the evil in men's hearts, and is as controversial and alluring as Wilde himself.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

A Moral Entertainment

Author: John Osborne,Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573692314

Category: Drama

Page: 110

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Drama Adapted by John Osborne from the novel by Oscar Wilde. Characters: 11 male, 4 female, extras. Interior Set The author of Look Back in Anger, Inadmissible Evidence and The Entertainer has created a brilliant dramatization of this classic about a man who retains his youth while the decay of advancing years and moral corruption appears on a portrait painted by one of his lovers. "Osborne has done much more than a scissors and paste job on Wilde's famous story. He has ... created a sense of evil through implication." Guardian. "John Osborne ... has found in Oscar Wilde's macabre morality a velveted barouche for his own favorite themes [and he] conveys the fabulous story['s] ... fascination." Daily Telegraph.

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

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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."

Oscar Wilde

Art and Morality; a Defence of "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

Author: Christopher Millard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 160

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