The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780486278070
Available:
Release: 1993-10-13
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A handsome, dissolute man who sells his soul for eternal youth is horrified to see the reflection of his degeneration in the distorted features of his portrait.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9780375751516
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Modern Library Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 287
ISBN: BNC:1001958028
Available:
Release: 1908
Editor: Bernhard Tauchnitz
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781616416188
Available:
Release: 2011-08-01
Editor: ABDO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An incredibly handsome young man in Victorian England retains his youthful appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 229
ISBN: 9780199535989
Available:
Release: 2008-04-17
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gray's outward innocence conceals corruption deep enough to charm those about him into a life of wanton sexuality.

The Picture Of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde Stage 3

The Picture Of Dorian Gray   Oscar Wilde  Stage 3
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 50
ISBN: 9786052944226
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Maviçatı Yayınları
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dorian Gray is having his picture painted by Basil Hallward, who is charmed by his looks. But when Sir Henry Wotton visits and seduces Dorian into the worship of youthful beauty with an intoxicating speech, Dorian makes a wish he will live to regret: that all the marks of age will now be reflected in the portrait rather than on Dorian’s own face. The stage is now set for a masterful tale about appearance, reality, art, life, truth, fiction and the burden of conscience.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 295
ISBN: 9780674057920
Available:
Release: 2011-04-11
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Publishes for the first time the author's original, uncensored typescript, in an annotated edition with 60 color illustrations.

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings
Author: Oscar Wilde,Moira Muldoon
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781416500278
Available:
Release: 2005-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A selection of the author's work is enhanced by an introduction, a chronology of the author's life and work, a timeline of significant events, discussion questions, critical analysis, and explanatory notes.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 269
ISBN: STANFORD:36105113698646
Available:
Release: 1985
Editor: Penguin Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Norton Critical Edition is the only edition available that includes both the 1890 Lippincott's and the 1891 book versions of The Picture of Dorian Gray, allowing students to compare the two published versions with the editorial guidance of Michael Patrick Gillespie.

Oscar Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Jorge Claudio Morhain
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781496564108
Available:
Release: 2018
Editor: Capstone
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this graphic novel adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic story, Dorian Gray hides a monstrous secret in his attic--a portrait that ages and shows the results of his hedonistic and selfish lifestyle while he remains ever-youthful and handsome.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 188
ISBN: 1093245700
Available:
Release: 2019-04-09
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused something of a scandal when it first appeared in 1890. Wilde was attacked for his decadence and corrupting influence, and a few years later the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liaisons, trials that resulted in his imprisonment. Of the book's value as autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, "Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be--in other ages, perhaps."

The Picture of Dorian Gray Om Illustrated Classics

The Picture of Dorian Gray   Om Illustrated Classics
Author: Oscar wilde
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9789384225360
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Om Books International
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde’s classic story of a young man whose beauty prompts a painter to paint a life-like portrait of him. However, all is not what it seems...Dorian expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that the picture, rather than he, will age andfade. A must-read for children and adults alike! The novel is a social satire as well as a key explorer of Victorian norms. We are made to observe human emotions like love, jealousy, hate and the forces of evil and good. Oscar Wilde propagates his ‘art for art’s sake’ theory, even as he weaves a narrative around a beautiful young man (Dorian Gray) and his friends (Lord Henry and Basil).The book is a classic in the true sense of the word, as it appeals to the universal instincts of Man.

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Short Stories

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Short Stories
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 374
ISBN: 9781616406493
Available:
Release: 2012-03-01
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Short Stories is a compilation of short stories by Oscar Wilde, along with his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. It was originally published in 1888 under the title Stories: Oscar Wilde. Some of the short stories within include "The Sphinx Without a Secret," "The Model Millionaire," and stories from the previously-published collections "A House of Pomegranates" and "The Happy Prince and Other Tales." This book is sure to interest Oscar Wilde fans and fans of Victorian literature. OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900) was a celebrated Irish-born playwright, short story writer, poet, and personality in Victorian London. He is best known for his involvement in the aesthetic movement and his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, as well as his many plays, such as Lady Windermere's Fan, The Importance of Being Ernest, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and Salom . During his imprisonment for gross indecency, he wrote De Profundis, and later, The Ballad of Reading Gao.

The Picture of Dorian Gray B2 2

The Picture of Dorian Gray  B2 2
Author: Oscar Wilde,Gina D. B. Clemen
Pages: 144
ISBN: 8853005483
Available:
Release: 2013-02-18
Editor: Uitgeverij De Boeck Secundair onderwijs
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 C1 C2

The Picture of Dorian Gray  C1 C2
Author: Oscar Wilde,Dorothea Barrett
Pages: 320
ISBN: 8877541326
Available:
Release: 2013-02-18
Editor: Uitgeverij De Boeck Secundair onderwijs
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The publication in 1890 of Wilde's only novel led to a furious public debate over art and morality. Dorian Gray's double life in elegant high society and in London's most degraded slums express the essence of aestheticism and fin de siècle decadence and shows up the hypocrisies of Victorian society.

Dorian

Dorian
Author: Will Self
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780802199348
Available:
Release: 2007-12-01
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Will Self's DORIAN is a "shameless imitation" of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray that reimagines the novel in the milieu of London's early-80s art scene, which for liberated homosexuals were a golden era of sex, drugs and decadence before the AIDS epidemic struck later in the decade. It is "an age in which appearances matter more and more and more. Only the shallowest of people won't judge by them." Young Dorian Gray, just out of school, is a trust funded, impressionable Adonis-like blonde with none of the cynicism of the characters who end up corrupting his innocence even as they love him for it. He arrives in London to help socialite and philanthropist Phyllis Hawtree with her project of running a shelter for young drug addicts. He knows he is strikingly beautiful, that he could be a male model, but he tries not to get too caught up in the "looks thing." Basil Hallward, an artist friend of Phyllis's son Henry Wotton, meets Dorian and immediately falls for him, asking him to pose for a video installation called Cathode Narcissus, wherein Dorian is surrounded by nine television monitors which project images of himself looking into a mirror. In the book's final pages, we discover that Dorian is so taken by the images that he makes a wish that they will age while he remains eternally young. And indeed, Dorian soon swears he sees some faint traces of aging in the images. Meanwhile Dorian is so impressed with the witty, sophisticated banter between Baz and Wotton that he immediately wants to be part of their world (he is described as a social chameleon, easily slipping into the characteristics and fashions and mannerisms of those around him). Dorian, then, breaks up with his college girlfriend and takes up with Baz's friend Wotton, a rich, intelligent but affectless homosexual boozer and cokehead (and careless Jaguar driver) who has a loveless marriage of convenience with the socialite Lady Victoria, a somewhat batty woman who is fine to live in denial of her husband's sexuality so long as their marriage keeps bringing in a flood of party invitations. Jealous of Baz's affections for Dorian and eager to see Dorian "thoroughly pleasure this jaded century" via his unparalleled looks and money, he takes Dorian under his wing and Dorian soon grows to prefer the wild, devil-may-care Wotton over the earnest, somewhat pretentious Baz. ("Baz Hallward the wayward acolyte, seething with energy and bumptiousness; while the younger man [Wotton] played the part of his mentor, consumed with cool, eaten up with indifference.") "Dorian knew his own limitation: he had money but no real style. His upbringing had been here and there, on the fringes of film sets, in foreign hotels… It had given him polish but no shine. He lacked the deep lustre of someone like Wotton." But in truth, Wotton is no better himself: "Henry Wotton was subject to saying to anyone who would listen that the chameleon is the most significant of modern types." And while outer appearance would seem to belie this, the truth was that beneath the Planet of Wotton was a realm of complete flux." The characters to which Wotton introduces Dorian are no better: drug addicts who revere Dorian only for his looks and money. As Dorian gets caught up in this world he becomes every bit as superficial as these people: "Dorian had begun to display talents in the only two areas of life that are worth considering, he was becoming a seducer par excellence, and he was transforming himself into an artificer of distinction, a person who is capable of employing all of the objective world to gain his own end." He eventually falls for a junkie named Herman largely for his beautiful black skin. To celebrate the debut of Cathode Narcissus, Dorian invites Herman over for an orgy with Wotton, Baz, and the others although not as jaded as Dorian has become (and apparently not a homosexual), Herman's craving for drugs is such that he agrees, and at the party he shares a needle with the other attendees and unwittingly infects them with AIDS. After the party, perhaps because he is ashamed of what he has sunk to, he kills himself in the street. PART TWO: TRANSMISSION Ten years have passed, and Henry Wotton now lies in a hospital bed on the AIDS ward. He knows he is dying, as is his friend Baz who visits him now for the first time in years, but unlike Baz, Wotton has continued to live the life that brought him down, bribing the hospital employees to let his dealer visit him. His wife is in absolute denial, calling Wotton’s infection a “bug.� Baz becomes angry that Wotton is not taking care of himself (having been clean for five years, Baz has recovered his soul). He tells Wotton about his move to New York City in the early eighties, when Manhattan was “at the very peak of a great mountain of depravity.� His drug habit drove him to poverty and homelessness and he eventually ended up an errand boy for three transvestite cabaret acts who housed him in their squaliiiiiid apartment. Dorian found him here and “saved� him by cleaning him up and taking him shopping so that Baz might introduce him to some of his downtown connections (Warhol, Mapplethorpe, Burroughs, etc.) This doesn’t really happen, but Dorian does manage to “put himself at the center of every season,� ever-popular for his looks, fake refinement, and money. “His social promiscuity and his sexual promiscuity have had the same bewildering effect—that of making him incomprehensible, unknowable. Is he gay or straight? Is he nob or yob? And incidentally, how old is he exactly?� Dorian discovers gay nightlife, sleeping with hundreds (maybe thousands) of men and in one brutal instance he later recalls with glee, beating a man to death as he sodomizes him in the basement of the Mineshaft nightclub. Eventually, however, when the AIDS scare begins, Dorian popularity lessens when many suspect that he is knowingly transmitting the disease. When Wotton returns from the AIDS ward, a dinner party is thrown and Dorian shows up unexpectedly. Wotton and Baz are shocked to see that he looks exactly as he did ten years ago—he hasn’t aged a bit and apparently doesn’t have AIDS. During the party Baz tells Dorian that he would like to photograph Cathode Narcissus for an upcoming retrospective and Dorian invites Baz back to his mews home to see it. There, Dorian offers Baz oral sex and his first hit in five years. He tells Baz of the wish he made when he first saw Cathode Narcissus and reveals that ever since then, the images have indeed been aging while he stays young. When Baz refuses to believe it Dorian reveals the monitors and sure enough they play horrifying images of an AIDS-stricken Dorian—“concentration camp victims forced to dance by some insane Nazi doctor. When Baz refuses to copy the tapes for Dorian so that he can continue to preserve his youth, Dorian brutally stabs Baz several times, killing him without compunction. “Baz joined the wraithlike Dorians, who had stepped down from their monitors to meet him and in the null space in the middle of the null room, the ten of them linked hands, formed a ring, and commenced a stately dance.� EPILOGUE As it turns out, everything up until this point is the text of a novel written by Henry Wotton, who is now dead of AIDS and has left the book for Dorian and Victoria. Dorian is hurt and indignant about the way he is portrayed: he insists that he never killed anyone, he is not a shallow narcissus but rather someone who genuinely cares about the good of others, he is not a free-loading model but has worked hard as the publisher of a fashion/design magazine. He brushes the book off but as he tries to go on with his work of preserving the now-famous work of Baz, the cynical narrative voice of Henry Wotton’s book keeps intruding into his thoughts until finally, as Dorian visits the scene of his friend Princess Di’s fatal crash, Wotton reappears and cuts his throat.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 71
ISBN: 0230029221
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: MACMILLAN
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 59
ISBN: 0194216527
Available:
Release: 1989
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"When we are happy, we are always good," says Lord Henry, "but when we are good, we are not alway happy."Lord Henry's lazy, clever words lead the young Dorian Grey into a world where it is better to be beautiful than to be good; a world where anything can be forgiven - even murder - if it can make people laugh at a dinner party.

Picture of Dorian Gray The

Picture of Dorian Gray The
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0241331633
Available:
Release: 2017-11-13
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray 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 inthe eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence. The novel was a succos de scandale and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895. It has lost none of its power to fascinate and disturb.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1784874124
Available:
Release: 2017-11-02
Editor: Vintage Classic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dorian is a good-natured young man until he discovers the power of his own exceptional beauty. As he gradually sinks deep into a frivolous, glamorous world of selfish luxury, he apparently remains physically unchanged by the stresses of his corrupt lifestyle and untouched by age. But in a locked room, hidden behind a curtain, his portrait tells a very different story. This stylish edition is a collaboration between Vintage Classics and MADE.COM.