Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849694461

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray ist der einzige Roman des irischen Schriftstellers Oscar Wilde. 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. (Zitat aus wikipedia.de)

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. [...]

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: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551111261

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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In Oscar Wilde’s famous novel, Dorian Gray is tempted by Henry Wotton to sell his soul in order to hold on to beauty and youth. Dorian succumbs and murders the portrait painter Basil Haliward, who stands between him and his goal. Though in the end vice is punished and virtue rewarded, the novel remains one of the most important expressions of fin de siècle decadence. It is in the preface to the expanded edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray that Wilde coined the most famous expression of his aesthetic: “There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well-written or badly-written. That is all.” Like other Broadview Editions, this edition includes a wide range of materials from the period that help to set the text in context. In particular, the editor locates the text both in relation to elements in the mainstream culture of the day (such as the aesthetes); and in relation to the gay subculture.

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

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

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 .

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.

Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

Roman

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458764909

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

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Der junge, unverdorbene Dorian Gray gerät in den zerstörerischen Bann des zynischen Dandys Lord Wotton. Fortan führt er ein ausschweifendes Leben, gibt sich ganz dem Vergnügen hin und verliert sämtliche moralischen Hemmungen. Während sein Äußeres unverändert jung und makellos schön bleibt, mutiert sein Porträt zu einer schrecklichen Fratze ... Dem vielfach preisgekrönten Übersetzer Eike Schönfeld ist es gelungen, die sprachlichen Finessen und die brillanten Dialoge Oscar Wildes in ein zeitgemäßes Deutsch zu übertragen. Ein wahres Lesevergnügen, das einlädt, dieses Meisterwerk zu entdecken.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736806248

Category: Fiction

Page: 317

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The artist is the creator of beautiful things. To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim. The critic is he who can translate into another manner or a new material his impression of beautiful things. The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.

The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde,Nicholas Frankel

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674068041

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

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.

Renaissanceideale und -bezüge in Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

Author: Mieke Schüller

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638424324

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 31

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Komparatistik, Note: 2,7, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Institut für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Italienische Renaissance und europäische Literatur, 20 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die kulturelle Epoche der Renaissance gilt aufgrund ihrer großen künstlerischen Schaffenskraft und des philosophischen Ideenreichtums bis heute als eine goldene Ära der Kunst und Kultur. Die Entwicklung eines neuen, positiven Menschenbildes sowie die Wiederentdeckung antiker Vorbilder eröffnete für Kreative und Theoretiker ein überreiches Spektrum mythologischer Motive und philosophischer Ansätze, und der inspirierende Geist dieser Epoche zeigt sich deutlich in der Vielfalt der Kunstwerke und humanistischen Erkenntnisse der Renaissance: “There is a spirit of general elevation and enlightenment in which all alike communicate. It is the unity of this spirit whic h gives unity to all the various products of the Renaissance [...] .” Dieses Epochenbewußtsein begeisterte und inspirierte Autoren und Künstler aller nachfolgenden Epochen und nahm damit großen Einfluß auf die weitere Entwicklung der europäischen Kunst und Literatur. Wegen ihrer kulturellen Vielfalt ist es sehr schwierig, ein Gesamtbild der Renaissanceepoche darzustellen, und so soll im zweiten Kapitel zunächst eine kurze Einführung zu den gesellschaftlichen Veränderungen sowie die für diese Arbeit relevanten philosophischen Positionen des Humanismus, der Ästhetik und des Hedonismus gegeben werden. Auch der Autor Oscar Wilde, der als ein bedeutender Repräsentant der englischen Fin-de-Siècle-Literatur gilt, begeisterte sich in hohem Maße für Renaissance-Kunst und Renaissance-Philosophie, und so ist es nicht verwunderlich, daß sie seine ästhetizistische Kunst- und Lebensauffassung, und somit sein literarisches Werk, stark prägten. Um die Entwicklung seiner kunstphilosophischen Theorien zu verdeutlichen, sollen weiterhin einige der prägenden Vorbilder von Wilde, unter anderem auch die Schriftsteller und Kunstkritiker John Ruskin und Walter H. Pater, da insbesondere der Roman The Picture of Dorian Gray starke intertextuelle Bezüge zu deren kunstphilosophischen Theorien aufweist.

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.

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.

Aestheticism in Oscar Wilde's the Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Jannis Rudzki-Weise

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640771400

Category:

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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