The Picture of Dorian Gray (Dover Thrift Editions)

Titre : The Picture of Dorian Gray (Dover Thrift Editions)
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Éditeur : Dover Publications
ISBN-13 : 9780486278070
Libération : 1993-10-13

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In this celebrated work, his only novel, Wilde forged a devastating portrait of the effects of evil and debauchery on a young aesthete in late-19th-century England. Combining elements of the Gothic horror novel and decadent French fiction, the book centers on a striking premise: As Dorian Gray sinks into a life of crime and gross sensuality, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait grows day by day into a hideous record of evil, which he must keep hidden from the world. For over a century, this mesmerizing tale of horror and suspense has enjoyed wide popularity. It ranks as one of Wilde's most important creations and among the classic achievements of its kind.


The Picture of Dorian Gray (Evergreens)

Titre : The Picture of Dorian Gray (Evergreens)
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Éditeur : Alma Classics
ISBN-13 : 9781847493729
Libération : 2015-04-01

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Dorian Gray is having his picture painted by Basil Hallward, who is charmed by his looks. But when Sir Henry Wotton visits and seduces Dorian into the worship of youthful beauty with an intoxicating speech, Dorian makes a wish he will live to regret: that all the marks of age will now be reflected in the portrait rather than on Dorian’s own face. The stage is now set for a masterful tale about appearance, reality, art, life, truth, fiction and the burden of conscience.

Oscar Wilde’s only full-length novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a lasting gem of sophisticated wit and playfulness, which brings together all the best elements of his talent in a reinterpretation of the Faustian myth.


The Picture of Dorian Gray (AmazonClassics Edition)

Titre : The Picture of Dorian Gray (AmazonClassics Edition)
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Éditeur : AmazonClassics
ISBN-13 : 9781542047432
Libération : 2017-06-13

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In the wealthy and vain hedonist Dorian Gray, London painter Basil Hallward has found his muse. Only when the portrait of Dorian begins to age, while the man himself remains untouched by time, do they realize they may have made a deal with the devil.

Oscar Wilde’s only novel takes a witty, philosophical, and harrowing look at our obsession with youth and the price we pay for it.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Picture of Dorian Gray, this edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.


The Picture of Dorian Gray

Titre : The Picture of Dorian Gray
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Éditeur : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN-13 : 9781503017900
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Oscar Wilde is best known for his witty, farcical plays, and he produced in his lifetime only one novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, which tells the story of a beautiful young man who sells his soul to continue his debauched lifestyle, while only his portrait visage bears the ravages. Despite the book being subject to censorship without the author s knowledge or permission, it still managed to create a sensation of outrage among its Victorian audience, thanks in no small part to the novel s overt handling of decadence and moral depravity taboo in the 19th century but utterly relevant today.

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Roads Classics Edition)

Titre : The Picture of Dorian Gray (Roads Classics Edition)
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Éditeur : Roads Publishing
ISBN-13 : 9781909399006
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Wilde's only novel, first published in 1890, posits the idea that the only thing worth pursuing in life is beauty. The novel's protagonist, entranced by the perfection of his portrait and realizing that his beauty will one day fade, makes a Faustian bargain whereby the figure on the canvas ages in his place. Gray embarks upon a hedonistic spree of debauchery and cruelty, which mark's only the portrait's face, while his exquisite beauty remains intact.

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Illustrated) (Illustrated Classics Library)

Titre : The Picture of Dorian Gray (Illustrated) (Illustrated Classics Library)
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Éditeur : Independently published
ISBN-13 : 9781521499726
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A gothic melodrama full of subtle impression and epigram, which tells a story about moral corruption. The Picture of Dorian Gray touches on many of Wilde's recurring themes, such as the nature and spirit of art, aestheticism and the dangers inherent to it. Illustrated by Andronum.

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Illustrated Classics): A Graphic Novel

Titre : The Picture of Dorian Gray (Illustrated Classics): A Graphic Novel
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Éditeur : Sterling
ISBN-13 : 9781411415935
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“Youth! Youth! There is absolutely nothing in the world worth having but youth!”

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a graphic adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic work, stunningly re-imagined by writer Ian Edginton and artist I.N.J. Culbard. This Gothic morality tale is the story of a man who, taken by his own beauty, pledges his soul in a desperate bid for eternal youth. But when his wish is granted, things go terribly wrong. A painting of Dorian begins to age in his place, while Dorian himself becomes a dangerous narcissist who destroys everyone standing in his way until the day he is forced to come face to face with the ugliness of his own conscience.


The Picture of Dorian Gray; The Complete Short Stories; De Profundis; Poems; The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays (Treasury of World Masterpieces)

Titre : The Picture of Dorian Gray; The Complete Short Stories; De Profundis; Poems; The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays (Treasury of World Masterpieces)
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Éditeur : Octopus Publishing Group
ISBN-13 : 9780706418828
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The Picture Of Dorian Gray

Titre : The Picture Of Dorian Gray
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 9788176061346
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Oscar Wilde&apos's only novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' was published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890 and provoked a storm of protest from the Victorian society. 'It is a tale spawned from the leprous literature of the French decadents - a poisoned book, the atmosphere of which is heavy with mephitic odours of moral and spiritual putrefaction', wrote the critic from the Daily Chronicle.Oscar Wilde wrote a preface, which appeared separately in the Fortnightly Review in March 1891. It contains the famous passage : 'Books are well written, or badly written. That is all'. Complete & unabridged text with introduction. Paperback. 13.8 cm x 21.8 cm.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Titre : The Picture of Dorian Gray
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Éditeur : Wilder Publications
ISBN-13 : 9781934451038
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A truly classic gothic horror novel for the ages. A Picture of Dorian Gray has captivated generations of readers with its ethical and artistic questions. What are the true costs of excess? What happens when an artist cares more for his artistic vision than his fellow man? What price should one pay for beauty?

Picture of Dorian Gray

Titre : Picture of Dorian Gray
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Éditeur : My Ebook Publishing House
ISBN-13 : 9786068846262
Libération : 2016-07-03

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Dorian Gray, a young man of wealth and stature in late 1800’s London, meets Lord Henry Wotton while posing for a portrait by his friend Basil Hallward. Once the painting is complete, Dorian realizes that it will always be young and attractive, while he will be forced to age and wither with the years. Carelessly, he wishes the opposite were true. What happens is a treatise on morals, self- indulgence and how crucial personal responsibility is towards one’s self.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Titre : The Picture of Dorian Gray
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Éditeur : Courier Corporation
ISBN-13 : 9780486114736
Libération : 2012-03-05

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Celebrated novel involves a handsome young Londoner who sinks into a life of depravity. His body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recent portrait reflects the ravages of his crime and sensuality.

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

Titre : The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Éditeur : Simon and Schuster
ISBN-13 : 9781471137259
Libération : 2015-04-23

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Dorian Gray's extraordinary beauty wins the admiration of an artist who begins painting portraits of him, all but one depicting him as an ancient hero. This single portrait is of Dorian in his very essence; an honest depiction of his character and beauty. But when someone tells Dorian that beauty fades, he begins to see the portrait as a menacing thing, which will inevitably remind him of the beauty he once had. Dorian pledges his soul for a critical exchange: that the picture bears the burden of ageing and dishonour, and that he stays young and beautiful forever. As Dorian indulges in the most hedonistic of lifestyles, exploiting his own beauty and completely disbarring all morality, the portrait grows uglier and older while he shows no signs of physical degradation. Dorian Grayis a story of extreme selfishness, masked by the appeal of eternal beauty.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Titre : The Picture of Dorian Gray
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Éditeur : Race Point Publishing
ISBN-13 : 9781627885843
Libération : 2014-09-23

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Artist Basil Hallward has sent a gift. A portrait that perfectly captures young Dorian Gray's handsome features. When Lord Henry tempts Dorian with a new lifestyle of hedonism and pleasure, he realizes that he would sell his soul for an eternity of debauchery. Oscar Wilde's only published novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a dark and sinful story of excess and vice. Explore Wilde's lavish world of Gothic fiction, and his study of lost innocence, full of captivating characters with this gorgeous edition. Complete and unabridged, The Portrait of Dorian Gray is an essential collectible that is both elegant and portable.

Picture of Dorian Gray

Titre : Picture of Dorian Gray
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Éditeur : Prestwick House Inc
ISBN-13 : 9781580493932
Libération : 2005

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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

Titre : The Picture of Dorian Gray
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Éditeur : Harvard University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780674057920
Libération : 2011-04-11

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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 Collins Classics

Titre : The Picture of Dorian Gray Collins Classics
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Éditeur : HarperCollins UK
ISBN-13 : 9780007382705
Libération : 2010-06-03

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The Picture of Dorian Gray and the Aesthetic Movement in England at the Turn of the Century

Titre : The Picture of Dorian Gray and the Aesthetic Movement in England at the Turn of the Century
Auteur : Natalia Spektor
Éditeur : GRIN Verlag
ISBN-13 : 9783640319565
Libération : 2009-05

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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2, University of Cologne (Englisches Seminar), course: Proseminar B: London Past and Present: Literary and Cultural Heritage of a Metropolis, 16 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: There are some famous writers at the end of the 19th century who are often mentioned as "decadent." They have asserted the superiority of beauty and pleasure over all other considerations. Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray presents the aestheticism and the hedonist way of living. The novel anticipates developments and structures of society of that time. The importance of Dorian's experiences refutes the decadent theories which are described in the Yellow Book that enthralls the protagonist. The novel as a whole can be seen as a psychological study which analyzes the gradual debasement of Dorian's nature. At the end of the story he is responsible for every vice and crime including murder. The author shows that on the one hand pleasure and beauty are the highest goods, on the other hand he argues that they also bring death and crime. The task of this research paper is to analyze the mentioned contradiction and the influence of the Aesthetic movement on the novel as well as Oscar Wilde's view of art. I would like to begin with a brief survey of the social and intellectual background at the end of the 19th century, exploring the major art movements of that time and how far they affect Wilde's work. Afterwards his main principles of Aestheticism and their reflection in the novel are analyzed as well as Dorian's life under the influence of the hedonist model. Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray reveals the contradictions of Wilde's relationship with the decadent trends of that time. He adopts and proclaims their esthetical and literary views, but the flippant amoralism that he sometimes parades so defiantly is belied by the final catastr

The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray

Titre : The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Éditeur : Harvard University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780674071896
Libération : 2012-08-13

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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.

Dorian

Titre : Dorian
Auteur : Will Self
Éditeur : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN-13 : 9780802199348
Libération : 2007-12-01

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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.