The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9780674057920
Year 2011-04-11
Pages 295
Language en
Publisher Harvard University Press
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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

The Picture of Dorian Gray Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9780486114736
Year 2012-03-05
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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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

The Picture of Dorian Gray Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781606600870
Year 2016-04-20
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Courier Dover Publications
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A young man strikes a Faustian bargain in which his appearance remains unchanged while his portrait ages. This splendid hardcover volume features 12 evocative black-and-white illustrations by British artist Henry Keen.

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781471137259
Year 2015-04-23
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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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

The Picture of Dorian Gray Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9783736800809
Year 2017-05-22
Pages 317
Language en
Publisher BookRix
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The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. The magazine's editors feared the story was indecent as submitted, so they censored roughly 500 words, without Wilde's knowledge, before publication. But even with that, the story was still greeted with outrage by British reviewers, some of whom suggested that Wilde should be prosecuted on moral grounds, leading Wilde to defend the novel aggressively in letters to the British press. 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 fulfillment 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 aging. The Picture of Dorian Gray is considered a work of classic Gothic fiction with a strong Faustian theme.

Oscar Wilde s Wit and Wisdom

Oscar Wilde s Wit and Wisdom Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9780486111001
Year 2012-03-01
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Amusing, thought-provoking epigrams, aphorisms, and other jests from the plays, essays, and lively conversation of Oscar Wilde offer a feast of humorous and profound quips. Nearly 400 quotes.

Dorian

Dorian Author Will Self
ISBN-10 9780802199348
Year 2007-12-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
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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.

Oscar Wilde The Dover Reader

Oscar Wilde The Dover Reader Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9780486801919
Year 2015-01-19
Pages 560
Language en
Publisher Courier Dover Publications
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"An excellent collection of some of Oscar Wilde's key works. A useful and representative selection of his writings, ideal for those not already familiar with his trademark wit or his more serious work, but equally valuable for the Wilde devotee." — newbooks magazine Poet and playwright Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) wrote sparkling comedies that were the toast of London's West End in the 1890s. The master of the witty epigram who could resist anything except temptation, Wilde was imprisoned by an unjust society and died in obscurity, but his enduring works continue to enchant readers and audiences. The Irish author's only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, appears in this splendid showcase of his philosophy and wit. Additional selections include Wilde's ever-popular comedies The Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband; his essay on aestheticism, "The Decay of Lying: An Observation"; his deeply moving prison letter, "De Profundis"; and fairy tales from A House of Pomegranates and The Happy Prince.

The Body Social

The Body Social Author Anthony Synnott
ISBN-10 9781134850259
Year 2002-09-11
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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In this captivating book Anthony Synnott explores a subject which has been woefully ignored: our bodies. He surveys the history for thinking about the body and the senses, then focuses on specific themes: gender, beauty, the face, hair, touch, smell and sight. He concludes with a review of classical and contemporary theories of the body and the senses. Thinking about the body will never be the same after reading this book.

The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories

The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9780486110813
Year 2012-03-22
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Four of the Irish writer's finest works, among them "The Sphinx Without a Secret," "The Model Millionaire," "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime," and the title story, plus six "Poems in Prose."

Under Rose Tainted Skies

Under Rose Tainted Skies Author Louise Gornall
ISBN-10 9780544736528
Year 2017-01-03
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Norah has agoraphobia and OCD. When groceries are left on the porch, she can’t step out to get them. Struggling to snag the bags with a stick, she meets Luke. He’s sweet and funny, and he just caught her fishing for groceries. Because of course he did. Norah can’t leave the house, but can she let someone in? As their friendship grows deeper, Norah realizes Luke deserves a normal girl. One who can lie on the front lawn and look up at the stars. One who isn’t so screwed up. Readers themselves will fall in love with Norah in this poignant, humorous, and deeply engaging portrait of a teen struggling to find the strength to face her demons.

Frankenstein Thrift Study Edition

Frankenstein Thrift Study Edition Author Mary Shelley
ISBN-10 9780486115504
Year 2012-03-06
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Includes the unabridged text of Shelley's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Author Richard Ellmann
ISBN-10 9780804151122
Year 2013-09-04
Pages 736
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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Winner of both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize, Oscar Wilde is the definitive biography of the tortured poet and playwright and the last book by renowned biographer and literary critic Richard Ellmann. Ellmann dedicated two decades to the research and writing of this biography, resulting in a complex and richly detailed portrait of Oscar Wilde. Ellman captures the wit, creativity, and charm of the psychologically and sexually complicated writer, as well as the darker aspects of his personality and life. Covering everything from Wilde's rise as a young literary talent to his eventual imprisonment and death in exile with exquisite detail, Ellmann's fascinating account of Wilde's life and work is a resounding triumph. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Chronicles of Clovis

The Chronicles of Clovis Author Saki
ISBN-10 9780486112589
Year 2012-05-10
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Renowned for his witty dialogue and macabre humor, Saki skewered the pretensions of the Edwardian age. These short stories showcase his mastery of comic repartee, recounting the escapades of an irreverent socialite.