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The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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'The Picture of Dorian Gray' tells of a young man, 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... More > 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 fulfilment 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 fulfiled, 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.< Less
Lady Windermere's Fan By Oscar Wilde
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'Lady Windermere's Fan' is a four act comedy by Oscar Wilde. It bitingly satirizes the morals of Victorian society, particularly marriage. The story concerns Lady Windermere, who discovers that her... More > husband may be having an affair with another woman. She confronts her husband but he instead invites the other woman, Mrs Erlynne, to his wife's birthday ball. Angered by her husband's unfaithfulness, Lady Windermere leaves her husband for another lover. After discovering what has transpired, Mrs Erlynne follows Lady Windermere and attempts to persuade her to return to her husband and in the course of this, Mrs Erlynne is discovered in a compromising position. She sacrifices herself and her reputation in order to save Lady Windermere's marriage as Mrs Erlynne is Lady Windermere’s mother, who abandoned her family twenty years before the time the play is set.< Less
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
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'The Importance of Being Earnest' is a play by Oscar Wilde. The play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian... More > ways. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make 'The Importance of Being Earnest' Wilde's most enduringly popular play.< Less

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What May Come What May Come By Robert Grant
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