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Home Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray. The picture of dorian g. .The Picture of Dorian Gray, . 1890, 13-CHAPTER VERSION. You know we poor painters have to show ourselves in societyfrom time to time, just to remind the public that we are not savages. With an evening coat and a white tie, as you told me once, anybody,even a stock-broker, can gain a reputation for being civilized. Certainly few people had ever interested him so much asDorian Gray, and yet the lad's mad adoration of some one else causedhim not the slightest pang of annoyance or jealousy

Home Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13. CHAPTER III. One afternoon, a month later, Dorian Gray was reclining in aluxurious arm-chair, in the little library of Lord Henry's house inCurzon Street. About two weeks and two days. Certainly few people had ever interested him so much asDorian Gray, and yet the lad's mad adoration of some one else causedhim not the slightest pang of annoyance or jealousy. It made him a more interesting study.

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 made a story out of it that truly holds all genres in one. Furthermore, you can't help but to feel . Furthermore, you can't help but to feel that you actually know the characters. Dorian Gray, whose change you can feel along with him inside you, Lo This is my favourite book of all time. It is so wonderfully written, that I feel the need to underline sentences on nearly every page. The novel contains many sections of overly gratuitous descriptions and largely inconsequential dialogue that I found to really slow the pace down.

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.

Oscar Wilde's Gothic Novel: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Annotated and Illustrated: Uncensored, with The Canterville Ghost and Other . I am curious now to watch one of the movie version of Dorian Gray because I never have. 11 people found this helpful.

Oscar Wilde's Gothic Novel: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Annotated and Illustrated: Uncensored, with The Canterville Ghost and Other Gothic Mysteries (Oldstyle Tales Gothic Novels).

Sharing this volume with The Picture of Dorian Gray are Wilde’s clever and sophisticated story Lord Arthur Savile’s . Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born in Dublin, Ireland.

Sharing this volume with The Picture of Dorian Gray are Wilde’s clever and sophisticated story Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and two of his delicate fairy tales, The Happy Prince and The Birthday of the Infanta. With an Introduction by Gary Schnidgall and an Afterword by Peter Raby. He was an outstanding student of classics at Trinity College, and in 1874, he entered Magdalen College, Oxford, where he won the Newdigate Prize with his poem Ravenna (1878).

So that was the story of Dorian Gray's parentage Dorian Gray never took his gaze off him, but sat like one under a spell, smiles chasing each other over his lips, and wonder growing.

Dorian Gray does not belong to Blue-books, Uncle George," said Lord Henry, languidly. So that was the story of Dorian Gray's parentage. A beautiful woman risking everything for a mad passion. Dorian Gray never took his gaze off him, but sat like one under a spell, smiles chasing each other over his lips, and wonder growing grave in his darkening eyes. At last, liveried in the costume of the age, Reality entered the room in the shape of a servant to tell the Duchess that her carriage was waiting.

Wilde also speaks to how friends, books and art influence our views, and whether books and art should be.Wilde is also a fascinating literary figure.

Wilde also speaks to how friends, books and art influence our views, and whether books and art should be moral or whether morality is all in the interpretation. So this is a short novel with very weighty themes. The Picture of Dorian Gray was his only novel. It was first published in an American magazine in 1890, to a storm of critical protest for its decadence and implied homosexuality. Defiantly, Wilde responded to the criticism by expanding the story and had it published in book form in 1891.

Oscar Wilde's classic The Picture of Dorian Gray and three additional stories

Comments: (7)

Mitynarit
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 :).
Camper
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.
Malanim
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 and Three Stories download epub
Humanities
Author: Oscar Wilde
ISBN: 1936594625
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Tribeca Books (December 7, 2010)
Pages: 196 pages