The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1993-10-13
ISBN 10: 9780486278070
ISBN 13: 0486278077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Picture of Dorian Gray Book Review:

A handsome, dissolute man who sells his soul for eternal youth is horrified to see the reflection of his degeneration in the distorted features of his portrait.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0141439572
ISBN 13: 9780141439570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Picture of Dorian Gray Book Review:

Enthralled by a portrait of himself, young Dorian Gray makes a Faustian bargain to exchange his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Thus he is able to indulge in his desires, as only the portrait bears the traces of his decadence and becomes a nightmarish picture of his soul. Edited with an Introduction by Robert Mighall Preface by Peter Ackroyd

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publsiher: ePenguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2006-08-03
ISBN 10: 9780141439570
ISBN 13: 0141439572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Picture of Dorian Gray Book Review:

Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman inthe eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence. The novel was a succès de scandale and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895. It has lost none of its power to fascinate and disturb.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publsiher: Bernhard Tauchnitz
Total Pages: 287
Release: 1908
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: BNC:1001958028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde,Kieran McGovern
Publsiher: Longman
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781405882293
ISBN 13: 1405882298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Picture of Dorian Gray Book Review:

Classic / British English An artist paints a picture of the young and handsome Dorian Gray. When he sees it, Dorian makes a wish that changes his life. As he grows older, his face stays young and handsome. But the picture changes. Why can't Dorian show it to anybody? What is its terrible secret?

Dorian

Dorian
Author: Will Self
Publsiher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-12-01
ISBN 10: 0802199348
ISBN 13: 9780802199348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dorian Book Review:

Will Self's DORIAN is a "shameless imitation" of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray that reimagines the novel in the milieu of London's early-80s art scene, which for liberated homosexuals were a golden era of sex, drugs and decadence before the AIDS epidemic struck later in the decade. It is "an age in which appearances matter more and more and more. Only the shallowest of people won't judge by them." Young Dorian Gray, just out of school, is a trust funded, impressionable Adonis-like blonde with none of the cynicism of the characters who end up corrupting his innocence even as they love him for it. He arrives in London to help socialite and philanthropist Phyllis Hawtree with her project of running a shelter for young drug addicts. He knows he is strikingly beautiful, that he could be a male model, but he tries not to get too caught up in the "looks thing." Basil Hallward, an artist friend of Phyllis's son Henry Wotton, meets Dorian and immediately falls for him, asking him to pose for a video installation called Cathode Narcissus, wherein Dorian is surrounded by nine television monitors which project images of himself looking into a mirror. In the book's final pages, we discover that Dorian is so taken by the images that he makes a wish that they will age while he remains eternally young. And indeed, Dorian soon swears he sees some faint traces of aging in the images. Meanwhile Dorian is so impressed with the witty, sophisticated banter between Baz and Wotton that he immediately wants to be part of their world (he is described as a social chameleon, easily slipping into the characteristics and fashions and mannerisms of those around him). Dorian, then, breaks up with his college girlfriend and takes up with Baz's friend Wotton, a rich, intelligent but affectless homosexual boozer and cokehead (and careless Jaguar driver) who has a loveless marriage of convenience with the socialite Lady Victoria, a somewhat batty woman who is fine to live in denial of her husband's sexuality so long as their marriage keeps bringing in a flood of party invitations. Jealous of Baz's affections for Dorian and eager to see Dorian "thoroughly pleasure this jaded century" via his unparalleled looks and money, he takes Dorian under his wing and Dorian soon grows to prefer the wild, devil-may-care Wotton over the earnest, somewhat pretentious Baz. ("Baz Hallward the wayward acolyte, seething with energy and bumptiousness; while the younger man [Wotton] played the part of his mentor, consumed with cool, eaten up with indifference.") "Dorian knew his own limitation: he had money but no real style. His upbringing had been here and there, on the fringes of film sets, in foreign hotels… It had given him polish but no shine. He lacked the deep lustre of someone like Wotton." But in truth, Wotton is no better himself: "Henry Wotton was subject to saying to anyone who would listen that the chameleon is the most significant of modern types." And while outer appearance would seem to belie this, the truth was that beneath the Planet of Wotton was a realm of complete flux." The characters to which Wotton introduces Dorian are no better: drug addicts who revere Dorian only for his looks and money. As Dorian gets caught up in this world he becomes every bit as superficial as these people: "Dorian had begun to display talents in the only two areas of life that are worth considering, he was becoming a seducer par excellence, and he was transforming himself into an artificer of distinction, a person who is capable of employing all of the objective world to gain his own end." He eventually falls for a junkie named Herman largely for his beautiful black skin. To celebrate the debut of Cathode Narcissus, Dorian invites Herman over for an orgy with Wotton, Baz, and the others although not as jaded as Dorian has become (and apparently not a homosexual), Herman's craving for drugs is such that he agrees, and at the party he shares a needle with the other attendees and unwittingly infects them with AIDS. After the party, perhaps because he is ashamed of what he has sunk to, he kills himself in the street. PART TWO: TRANSMISSION Ten years have passed, and Henry Wotton now lies in a hospital bed on the AIDS ward. He knows he is dying, as is his friend Baz who visits him now for the first time in years, but unlike Baz, Wotton has continued to live the life that brought him down, bribing the hospital employees to let his dealer visit him. His wife is in absolute denial, calling Wotton’s infection a “bug.� Baz becomes angry that Wotton is not taking care of himself (having been clean for five years, Baz has recovered his soul). He tells Wotton about his move to New York City in the early eighties, when Manhattan was “at the very peak of a great mountain of depravity.� His drug habit drove him to poverty and homelessness and he eventually ended up an errand boy for three transvestite cabaret acts who housed him in their squaliiiiiid apartment. Dorian found him here and “saved� him by cleaning him up and taking him shopping so that Baz might introduce him to some of his downtown connections (Warhol, Mapplethorpe, Burroughs, etc.) This doesn’t really happen, but Dorian does manage to “put himself at the center of every season,� ever-popular for his looks, fake refinement, and money. “His social promiscuity and his sexual promiscuity have had the same bewildering effect—that of making him incomprehensible, unknowable. Is he gay or straight? Is he nob or yob? And incidentally, how old is he exactly?� Dorian discovers gay nightlife, sleeping with hundreds (maybe thousands) of men and in one brutal instance he later recalls with glee, beating a man to death as he sodomizes him in the basement of the Mineshaft nightclub. Eventually, however, when the AIDS scare begins, Dorian popularity lessens when many suspect that he is knowingly transmitting the disease. When Wotton returns from the AIDS ward, a dinner party is thrown and Dorian shows up unexpectedly. Wotton and Baz are shocked to see that he looks exactly as he did ten years ago—he hasn’t aged a bit and apparently doesn’t have AIDS. During the party Baz tells Dorian that he would like to photograph Cathode Narcissus for an upcoming retrospective and Dorian invites Baz back to his mews home to see it. There, Dorian offers Baz oral sex and his first hit in five years. He tells Baz of the wish he made when he first saw Cathode Narcissus and reveals that ever since then, the images have indeed been aging while he stays young. When Baz refuses to believe it Dorian reveals the monitors and sure enough they play horrifying images of an AIDS-stricken Dorian—“concentration camp victims forced to dance by some insane Nazi doctor. When Baz refuses to copy the tapes for Dorian so that he can continue to preserve his youth, Dorian brutally stabs Baz several times, killing him without compunction. “Baz joined the wraithlike Dorians, who had stepped down from their monitors to meet him and in the null space in the middle of the null room, the ten of them linked hands, formed a ring, and commenced a stately dance.� EPILOGUE As it turns out, everything up until this point is the text of a novel written by Henry Wotton, who is now dead of AIDS and has left the book for Dorian and Victoria. Dorian is hurt and indignant about the way he is portrayed: he insists that he never killed anyone, he is not a shallow narcissus but rather someone who genuinely cares about the good of others, he is not a free-loading model but has worked hard as the publisher of a fashion/design magazine. He brushes the book off but as he tries to go on with his work of preserving the now-famous work of Baz, the cynical narrative voice of Henry Wotton’s book keeps intruding into his thoughts until finally, as Dorian visits the scene of his friend Princess Di’s fatal crash, Wotton reappears and cuts his throat.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publsiher: Xist Publishing
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2016-03-24
ISBN 10: 168195897X
ISBN 13: 9781681958972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Picture of Dorian Gray Book Review:

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “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.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray A man sells his soul for eternal youth and scandalizes the city in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Oscar Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Jorge Claudio Morhain
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1496564103
ISBN 13: 9781496564108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oscar Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray Book Review:

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

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2011-04-11
ISBN 10: 0674057929
ISBN 13: 9780674057920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Picture of Dorian Gray Book Review:

Publishes for the first time the author's original, uncensored typescript, in an annotated edition with 60 color illustrations.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Wilde O.
Publsiher: Рипол Классик
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 5521051112
ISBN 13: 9785521051113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Picture of Dorian Gray Book Review:

Один из самых скандальных романов английского классика Оскара Уальда был принят его современниками в штыки, но в итоге по праву занял своё место на литературном Олимпе. Оскар Уайльд обнажает проблемы общества удивительной историей Дориана Грея, нашедшего способ обмануть время. Но сможет ли он избежать расплаты за содеянное, и какие тёмные тайны скрывает его загадочный портрет?..Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!

The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray

The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde,Nicholas Frankel
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-08-13
ISBN 10: 0674071891
ISBN 13: 9780674071896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray Book Review:

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 C1 C2

The Picture of Dorian Gray  C1 C2
Author: Oscar Wilde,Dorothea Barrett
Publsiher: Uitgeverij De Boeck Secundair onderwijs
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-02-18
ISBN 10: 9788877541321
ISBN 13: 8877541326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Picture of Dorian Gray C1 C2 Book Review:

The publication in 1890 of Wilde's only novel led to a furious public debate over art and morality. Dorian Gray's double life in elegant high society and in London's most degraded slums express the essence of aestheticism and fin de siècle decadence and shows up the hypocrisies of Victorian society.

The Picture of Dorian Gray B2 2

The Picture of Dorian Gray  B2 2
Author: Oscar Wilde,Gina D. B. Clemen
Publsiher: Uitgeverij De Boeck Secundair onderwijs
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-02-18
ISBN 10: 9788853005489
ISBN 13: 8853005483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Picture of Dorian Gray B2 2 Book Review:

MYSTERY & HORROR When the superbly handsome Dorian Gray sees his portrait he makes a terrible wish: that the portrait will grow older and that he will remain young forever. But what happens to the portrait that no one ever sees? A brilliant and disturbing story of a man who is willing to sell his soul for eternal youth, while he pursues pleasure and passion. Dossiers: The Aesthetic Movement Oscar Wilde’s London

Picture of Dorian Gray The

Picture of Dorian Gray The
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-11-13
ISBN 10: 9780241331637
ISBN 13: 0241331633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Picture of Dorian Gray The Book Review:

Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman inthe eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence. The novel was a succos de scandale and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895. It has lost none of its power to fascinate and disturb.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 59
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780194216524
ISBN 13: 0194216527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Picture of Dorian Gray Book Review:

"When we are happy, we are always good," says Lord Henry, "but when we are good, we are not alway happy."Lord Henry's lazy, clever words lead the young Dorian Grey into a world where it is better to be beautiful than to be good; a world where anything can be forgiven - even murder - if it can make people laugh at a dinner party.

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY The Original 1890 Uncensored Edition The Revised 1891 Edition

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY  The Original 1890  Uncensored  Edition   The Revised 1891 Edition
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN 10: 8027233119
ISBN 13: 9788027233113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY The Original 1890 Uncensored Edition The Revised 1891 Edition Book Review:

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 poetry, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Frances Gray
Publsiher: York Notes Advanced
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781408217313
ISBN 13: 1408217317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Picture of Dorian Gray Book Review:

Packed full of analysis and interpretation, historical background, discussions and commentaries, York Notes will help you get right to the heart of the text you’re studying, whether it’s poetry, a play or a novel. You’ll learn all about the historical context of the piece; find detailed discussions of key passages and characters; learn interesting facts about the text; and discover structures, patterns and themes that you may never have known existed. In the Advanced Notes, specific sections on critical thinking, and advice on how to read critically yourself, enable you to engage with the text in new and different ways. Full glossaries, self-test questions and suggested reading lists will help you fully prepare for your exam, while internet links and references to film, TV, theatre and the arts combine to fully immerse you in your chosen text. York Notes offer an exciting and accessible key to your text, enabling you to develop your ideas and transform your studies!

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Three Stories

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Three Stories
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780451530455
ISBN 13: 0451530454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Three Stories Book Review:

This timeless tale of gothic horror is accompanied by three short stories-- "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime," "The Happy Prince," and "The Birthday of the Infanta"--and a new introduction by Gary Schmidgall, author of The Stranger Wilde. Reprint.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-07-29
ISBN 10: 9781082757297
ISBN 13: 1082757292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Picture of Dorian Gray Book Review:

When first published this unique novel evoked a tremendous amount of hostile criticism, in most part due to its immoral content. Oscar Wilde was identified with the "art for art's sake" movement of the nineteenth century which did not subordinate art to ethical instruction. However, this novel is indeed a morality tale about the hazards of egotistical self-indulgence. "If it were I," exclaims Dorian, "who were always to be young and that picture that was to grow old . . . I would give my soul for that. "With that spoken, the tale of this young hero of amazing beauty, Dorian Gray, begins. His pact with evil allows his portrait to take on his many sins and degradations while his physical appearance remains youthful. Over the years as he becomes cruel and vicious, even murderous, Dorian's young and perfect body is no longer enough to salvage his deteriorating mind and morality. Will justice and good prevail?

Oscar Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Ian Edginton,Oscar Wilde
Publsiher: Eye Classics
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105131756715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oscar Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray Book Review:

One of the most revered classics of modern literature brought to life in Manga form.