The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray


  • Author: Oscar Wilde & Robert Mighall
  • Release Date : 2006-08-03
  • Genre: Classics
  • File Size: 1101577 Bytes


'A triumph of execution ... one of the best narratives of the "double life" of a Victorian gentleman' Peter AckroydOscar Wilde's alluring novel of decadence and sin was a succès de scandale on publication. It follows Dorian Gray who, enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, 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 in the eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his depravity. This definitive edition includes a selection of contemporary reviews condemning the novel's immorality.Edited with an Introduction and notes by ROBERT MIGHALL...

Far from the Madding Crowd
Score: 4.5
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Far from the Madding Crowd


  • Author: Thomas Hardy & Shannon Russell
  • Release Date : 2007-08-02
  • Genre: Classics
  • File Size: 1854757 Bytes


'The first of Hardy's great novels, and the first to sound the tragic note for which his best fiction is remembered' Margaret DrabbleThomas Hardy's novel of swift passion and slow courtship is imbued with evocative descriptions of rural life, and with unflinching honesty about sexual relationships. Its heroine, Bathsheba Everdene, takes up her position as a farmer on a large estate, where her confident presence draws three very different suitors: the gentleman-farmer Boldwood, the soldier-seducer Sergeant Troy and the devoted shepherd Gabriel Oak. Each, in contrasting ways, unsettles her decisions and complicates her life, and when tragedy ensues, the stability of the whole community is threatened.Edited with an Introduction and notes by ROSEMARIE MO...

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Score: 4
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The Picture of Dorian Gray


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1853260150


The Picture of Dorian Gray Book Description :

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  B2 2
Score: 4
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The Picture of Dorian Gray B2 2


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Uitgeverij De Boeck Secundair onderwijs
  • Release Date : 2013-02-18
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 8853005483


The Picture of Dorian Gray B2 2 Book Description :

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...

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings
Score: 5
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The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Bantam Classics
  • Release Date : 2012-05-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307757685


The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings Book Description :

Flamboyant and controversial, Oscar Wilde was a dazzling personality, a master of wit, and a dramatic genius whose sparkling comedies contain some of the most brilliant dialogue ever written for the English stage. Here in one volume are his immensely popular novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray; his last literary work, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol,” a product of his own prison experience; and four complete plays: Lady Windermere’s Fan, his first dramatic success, An Ideal Husband, which pokes fun at conventional morality, The Importance of Being Earnest, his finest comedy, and Salomé, a portrait of uncontrollable love originally written in French and faithfully translated by Richard Ellmann. Every selection appears in its entirety–a marvelous co...

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2014-10-26
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1502992531


The Picture of Dorian Gray Book Description :

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 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. Talking in Basil's garden, Dori...

Dorian

Dorian


  • Author : Jeremy Reed
  • Publisher : Peter Owen Limited
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015040376280


Dorian Book Description :

This is a continuation of the story of Dorian Gray, after surviving the mutilation of his portrait. In this beautiful evocation of a nocturnal world Gray meets Oscar Wilde while living in Paris with Lord Henry Wotton after Wilde's release from prison in 1897 and emerges as a master of the occult arts. He finally leaves France for Venice after the dark secrets of his life are discovered by the androgynous Nadja. Finally, in a spectacular reversal of Wilde's theme Dorian meets an unforgettable death in Venice....

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Score: 4
From 172 Ratings

The Picture of Dorian Gray


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Bernhard Tauchnitz
  • Release Date : 1908
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : BNC:1001958028


The Picture of Dorian Gray Book Description :

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A Study Guide for Oscar Wilde s  The Picture of Dorian Gray

A Study Guide for Oscar Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray


  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2016-06-29
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781410355386


A Study Guide for Oscar Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray Book Description :

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....

The Picture of Dorian Gray  The Original 1890 Uncensored Edition   The Expanded and Revised 1891 Edition

The Picture of Dorian Gray The Original 1890 Uncensored Edition The Expanded and Revised 1891 Edition


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2013-09-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9788074849121


The Picture of Dorian Gray The Original 1890 Uncensored Edition The Expanded and Revised 1891 Edition Book Description :

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 o...