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Home Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray. The picture of dorian g. .The Picture of Dorian Gray, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13. Produced by Alfred J. Drake. 1890, 13-CHAPTER VERSION. Of course I flatter himdreadfully. I find a strange pleasure in saying things to him that Iknow I shall be sorry for having said. As a rule,he is charming to me, and we walk home together from the club arm inarm, or sit in the studio and talk of a thousand things.

Authors: Wilde, Oscar. Introduction by. Anthony Burgess. Place of Publication. We hope you enjoy your book and that it arrives quickly and is as expected. Read full description. On its publication in 1891, The Picture of Dorian Gray was widely condemned for its immorality as, of course, was its author Oscar Wilde. Penguin Books LTD. ISBN-10.

Dorian Gray shook hands with Lord Henry, and while they talked, Lord Henry studied the young ma. As they waited for Dorian Gray the next night, Lord Henry and Basil Hallward discussed Sybil Vane.

Dorian Gray shook hands with Lord Henry, and while they talked, Lord Henry studied the young man. Yes, he was very good-looking indeed, with his bright blue eyes and his gold hair. He had an open, honest face. Basil had not been happy at the news of Dorian’s marriage plans. An actress! he had cried. But Dorian is a gentleman, the grandson of Lord Kelso.

I absolutely despise Dorian Gray, but I am sure that was Wilde’s intention

I absolutely despise Dorian Gray, but I am sure that was Wilde’s intention. How could you like a man that is so selfish, narcissistic, and obsessed with his own youth and beauty at the cost of all others around him? Dorian truly represents the ugliest that humanity has to offer, and I am happy that he pays for his sins in a fairly poetic nature. 73 people found this helpful.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray is a Gothic and philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine.

Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray The Preface The artist is the creator of beautiful things. To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s ai. he critic is he who can translate into another manner or a newmaterial his impression of beautiful things. The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography. Читать онлайн The Picture of Dorian Gray. The artist is the creator of beautiful things.

The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde retold by Jill Nevile OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 1989 THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY Stage 3 Can a painting of a person tell you more about him than the person's own face? More information. California Treasures High-Frequency Words Scope and Sequence K-3.

Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray is a topic of uncertainty. us a quote by Oscar Wilde about the moral in The Picture of Dorian Gray

The presence or lack of a moral in Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray is a topic of uncertainty. In one of our student presentations in class, the presenter showed us a quote by Oscar Wilde about the moral in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Both times that I read this novel I noted strange instances when Harry displays emotion that seem out of place with the image he creates of himself, such as a description of his nervous fingers during a conversation with Basil and the fear in Harry’s eye when he hears Dorian give a stifled groan and collapse in the next room.

Part of the "Penguin Authentic Texts" series of books that examine English language fiction, focusing on literature and language in literature. This book includes notes on language to help clarify text for both native and non-native readers of English. On its publication in 1891, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" was widely condemned for its immorality as, of course, was its author Oscar Wilde. And yet, this novel is an almost moral tale, depicting the spiritual and physical decay of a young man devoted to aestheticism.

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Ausstan
This was easily one of the best books I have ever read. This book was written over a century ago and still remains popular and insightful. Oscar Wilde’s perception of humanity is, in my opinion, spot on. Every word of this book has depth and meaning.
I absolutely despise Dorian Gray, but I am sure that was Wilde’s intention. How could you like a man that is so selfish, narcissistic, and obsessed with his own youth and beauty at the cost of all others around him? Dorian truly represents the ugliest that humanity has to offer, and I am happy that he pays for his sins in a fairly poetic nature.
To lighten the serious tones of this book is Lord Henry, easily my favorite character. Nearly every line he speaks is a life-quote and his character gives insight to Wilde’s own thoughts regarding the world and the people in the world. A few of my favorites:
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it & your soul grows sick with longing for things it has forbidden itself.”
“Some things are more precious because they don’t last long.”

I liked this book so much that I want to re-read it immediately :).
Vivaral
I am getting very tired of ordering what I think are professionally prepared books and finding that they are print-on-demand works probably put together by one person that do not adhere to certain standards of the book industry.

In this case, the title refers to "other writings" but it does not seem to contain any other writings. In any case, it is hard to tell because there is no table of contents. Chapters do not begin on a new page but (to save money) a new chapter will begin anywhere on the page.

Sometimes there are smart quotes. Sometimes there are unformatted quotation marks.

Margins are very close to the edges of the pages, again to save money.

Most troubling, the original Bantam edition was about 450 pages; this edition is 190 pages.

So, I would recommend you go with a name brand publisher instead of ordering this version.

Why did I not give it one or two stars? Because I did not notice typos and the entire text of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" appears to be contained here, plus the front and back covers, which contain old portraits of the author, are attractive.
Gavirim
This is a ‘dark’ novel in the Gothic style, cleverly told with all the wit of Oscar Wilde. Artist Basil Hallward paints a full-size likeness of a new and admired young friend of his, a Mr. Dorian Gray. Amidst a flurry of clever, witty, philosophical repartee ongoing between Gray and (visitor to Hallward’s studio) Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian wistfully wishes to stay young and let his portrait age: “…it were I who was to be always young and the picture that was to grow old! For that for that—I would give everything! Yes, there is nothing in the whole world I would not give! I would give my soul for that!” This becomes his ‘curse’.

The novel is full of the hedonist thoughts of Lord Henry which corrupt Gray to a life of debauchery. Wilde is quoted as saying, “Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry is what the world thinks of me: Dorian is what I would like to be—in other ages, perhaps.”

And, so this read will give, more than most novels, a glimpse at its author. This is a short and easily readable novel that acts as a platform to carry some serious philosophical opinions and observations of Lord Henry (Wilde?) - some of which are surely out of date in the 21st century. Here is an interesting musing from Lord Henry…

“Modern morality consists in accepting the standard of one’s age. I consider that for any man of culture to accept the standard of his age is a form of the grossest immorality.” This read will illustrate that misogyny and anti-Semitism were a large part of the ‘standard’ of one’s age’ in ~1890 - so be willing to accept (hold your nose at) some of the author's observations and opinions, expressed through Lord Henry. But, even with its “warts”, it is a literary masterpiece and well worth a read!
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Penguin authentic texts) download epub
Literature & Fiction
Author: David Crystal,Derek Strange,Anthony Burgess,Oscar Wilde
ISBN: 0140813330
Category: Gay & Lesbian
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (December 12, 1991)
Pages: 288 pages