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Title The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2014-08-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 369
ISBN 1451686072
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

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.

Title The Picture of Dorian Gray Royal Collector s Edition Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher SF Classic
Release 2020-11-15
Category
Total Pages 184
ISBN 9781774378359
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Dorian Gray is the subject of a full-length portrait in oil by Basil Hallward, an artist who is impressed and infatuated by Dorian's beauty; he believes that Dorian's beauty is responsible for the new mode in his art as a painter. Through Basil, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, and he soon is enthralled by the aristocrat's hedonistic worldview: that beauty and sensual fulfilment are the only things worth pursuing in life. Newly understanding that his beauty will fade, Dorian expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that the picture, rather than he, will age and fade. The wish is granted, and Dorian pursues a libertine life of varied and amoral experiences; all the while his portrait ages and records every soul-corrupting sin. This case laminate collector's edition includes a Victorian inspired dust-jacket.

Title The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2018-01-02
Category Fiction
Total Pages 204
ISBN 1945186216
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Packaged in handsome and affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential literary works. From the musings of literary geniuses like Mark Twain in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to the striking personal narrative of Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, this new series is a comprehensive collection of our literary history through the words of the exceptional few. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece and lone novel, has endured as a significant piece of literature partly due to its philosophical nature and artful prose, and partly because of the stir it caused upon its initial publication. Published originally in 1890 in Lippincott’s Magazine, The Picture of Dorian Gray—often deemed by Wilde’s contemporaries to be “indecent”—tells the story of an attractive young man eponymous with the title who desires to be eternally young. Dorian is the subject of a portrait by a painter named Basil Hallward, who deems Gray’s beauty to be inconceivably great. Rather than having to age himself, young and egotistical Dorian longs for the painting to age instead so that he can remain young and beautiful. When he sells his soul in exchange for eternal youth—a concept Wilde derived from the German legend of Faust—Dorian begins a life of vice and debauchery with its sole aim being pleasure. Meanwhile, the painting documents each of his sins within its appearance. When Dorian confronts the painting again with Hallward, a slew of unfortunate events unfold. Abundant with rich, philosophical themes and commentary, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a classic tale that warns its readers of the dangers that come with narcissism, self-indulgence, and ignorance.

Title The Picture of Dorian Gray Annotated Keynote Classics
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Keynote Classics
Release 2020-02-03
Category
Total Pages 252
ISBN 9781949611205
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Unabridged original version plus Keynote Classics? annotations featuring an Introductory Key with brief author bio and historical context to help readers gain important perspective. Also includes suggested topics for discussion or essay writing. Keynote Classics no-spoiler study guides don't give away themes, motifs, or symbols but simply point out general ideas and things to pay attention to that help readers formulate their own interpretations.

Title Oscar Wilde The Major Works
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2008-04-17
Category Foreign Language Study
Total Pages 638
ISBN 0199540764
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book contains five stories by Irish author Oscar Wilde and are retold, with an introduction by Oscar Wilde's grandson. The book was edited by Merlin Holland.

Title The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher BookRix
Release 2014-05-08
Category Fiction
Total Pages 317
ISBN 3736806248
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Title The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher
Release 2017-01-27
Category
Total Pages 198
ISBN 9781520473550
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine.[1] The magazine's editor feared the story was indecent, and without Wilde's knowledge, deleted roughly five hundred words before publication. 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, although he personally made excisions of some of the most controversial material when revising and lengthening the story for book publication the following year.The longer and revised version of The Picture of Dorian Gray published in book form in 1891 featured an aphoristic preface--a defence of the artist's rights and of art for art's sake--based in part on his press defences of the novel the previous year. The content, style, and presentation of the preface made it famous in its own right, as a literary and artistic manifesto. In April 1891, the publishing firm of Ward, Lock and Company, who had distributed the shorter, more inflammatory, magazine version in England the previous year, published the revised version of The Picture of Dorian Gray...Plot Summary : Dorian Gray is the subject of a full-length portrait in oil by Basil Hallward, an artist who is impressed and infatuated by Dorian's beauty; he believes that Dorian's beauty is responsible for the new mode in his art as a painter. Through Basil, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, and he soon is enthralled by the aristocrat's hedonistic worldview: that beauty and sensual fulfilment are the only things worth pursuing in life.Newly understanding that his beauty will fade, Dorian expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that the picture, rather than he, will age and fade. The wish is granted, and Dorian pursues a libertine life of varied and amoral experiences, while staying young and beautiful; all the while his portrait ages and records every sin.Extrait : Lord Henry elevated his eyebrows, and looked at him in amazement through the thin blue wreaths of smoke that curled up in such fanciful whorls from his heavy opium-tainted cigarette. 'Not send it anywhere? My dear fellow, why? Have you any reason? What odd chaps you painters are! You do anything in the world to gain a reputation. As soon as you have one, you seem to want to throw it away. It is silly of you, for there is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. A portrait like this would set you far above all the young men in England, and make the old men quite jealous, if old men are ever capable of any emotion.''I know you will laugh at me,' he replied, 'but I really can't exhibit it. I have put too much of myself into it.'Lord Henry stretched his long legs out on the divan and shook with laughter.'Yes, I knew you would laugh; but it is quite true, all the same.''Too much of yourself in it! Upon my word, Basil, I didn't know you were so vain; and I really can't see any resemblance between you, with your rugged strong face and your coal-black hair, and this young Adonis, who looks as if he was made of ivory and rose-leaves. Why, my dear Basil, he is a Narcissus...Biographie : Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment...

Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Title Picture of Dorian Gray
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher ABDO
Release 2011-09-01
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 112
ISBN 1616416947
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Oscar Wilde's classic tale of horror begins when Dorian Gray's portrait is painted and reveals him to be a man of outer beauty. Gray realizes then that he cannot possibly stay as young as that time. He makes a shocking wish, which comes true. No matter how he behaved, he stayed youthful and his portrait became older and older. Discover the greed, corruption, and redemption in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.

The Portable Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde

Title The Portable Oscar Wilde
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Viking Adult
Release 1981
Category English drama
Total Pages 741
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Includes the following works: Novels- The Portrait of Dorian Gray; Plays-Salome and The Importance of Being Earnest; Writings-De Profundis, Critic as Artist, and Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Very Young; and selections from Lady Windermere's Fan, An Ideal Husband, and A Woman of No Importance. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Salome and The Importance of Being Earnest are accompanied by Wilde's prison memoirs, poems, and selected correspondence.

Title The Picture of Dorian Gray Le Portrait de Dorian Gray
Author Mostusedwords
Publisher Mostusedwords.com
Release 2018-09-06
Category Foreign Language Study
Total Pages 408
ISBN 9789492637178
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde tells the story of a young man, who wishes a life of hedonism and excess, but at what price...? This book has been edited for French learners. We have aligned the original English version of the story side-by-side with the official French translation, "Le Portrait de Dorian Gray" by Albert Savine.