Search Results: ''

Search

×
×
×
×
3 results for ""
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
eBook (ePub): $1.38
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... More > 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 expresses his desire to sell his soul to ensure the portrait Basil has painted would age rather than himself. Dorian’s wish is fulfilled, plunging him into debauched acts. 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. This reading uses the 20-chapter 1891 version of Wilde’s novel.< Less
The Canterville Ghost By Oscar Wilde
eBook (ePub): $1.37
The American Minister and his family have bought the English stately home Canterville Chase, complete with the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville – blood-stains, clanking chains and all. But... More > these modern Americans will have no truck with ghostly goings-on, and set out to beat the spectre at his own game< Less
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
eBook (ePub): $1.37
Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is subtitled "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People," and has proved immensely popular since its first performance in 1895. The play certainly... More > has its farcical and comic elements, such as the witty banter exchanged by the characters and the flippant attitude towards love and marriage that characterizes the action. However, the play also explores more serious themes through the central story of Jack Worthing's search for his identity.< Less

Top 10

see more >
 
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Age Verification Required
 
10