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The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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The Pictures of Dorian Gray is a literary work that typically induces strong emotions from the reader. They either love it or hate it. For one thing Oscar Wilde depicted the world as he saw it;... More > harsh, shallow and terminal. Brutal honestly is often not accepted en masse and some readers expect a feel good story as entertainment. Critics say that the novel is homoerotic and vulgar. The young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward, who is greatly impressed by Dorian's physical beauty and becomes strongly infatuated with him, believing that his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. The fact that Basil Hallward is a bachelor hints that he is not interested in the opposite sex. Meeting in Basil's garden, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. The novel has strong Faustian theme whereby Lord Henry Wotton can be construed as the tempter and the “dark side”.< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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The Pictures of Dorian Gray is a literary work that typically induces strong emotions from the reader. They either love it or hate it. For one thing Oscar Wilde depicted the world as he saw it;... More > harsh, shallow and terminal. Brutal honestly is often not accepted en masse and some readers expect a feel good story as entertainment. Critics say that the novel is homoerotic and vulgar. The young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward, who is greatly impressed by Dorian's physical beauty and becomes strongly infatuated with him, believing that his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. The fact that Basil Hallward is a bachelor hints that he is not interested in the opposite sex. Meeting in Basil's garden, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. The novel has strong Faustian theme whereby Lord Henry Wotton can be construed as the tempter and the “dark side”.< Less
Basket: I feel this game By Valerio D'Angelo
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“Where can the passion for the game lead someone to?”, ovvero “Dove può condurti e spingerti la passione per la pallacanestro?” Una collezione di dodici inusuali e... More > folli storie relative al mondo della palla a spicchi, che hanno visto l’autore essere coinvolto nel corso degli anni insieme ad alcuni dei più importanti giocatori FIBA ed NBA dell’ultima decade. Dal parlare a Kobe Bryant in italiano in diretta in uno show radiofonico americano, al segnare un canestro su assist di Manu Ginobili, al giocare a calcetto con Scottie Pippen... Più tante altre avventure con personaggi del calibro di Dejan Bodiroga, Kevin Garnett, Steve Nash, Ray Allen, Gianmarco Pozzecco, i fratelli (Pau e Marc) Gasol, Ricky Rubio, Juan Carlos Navarro, Tony Parker, Dirk Nowitzki, ed altri ancora... Le sorprese non mancheranno, insieme ad aneddoti, curiosità e fatti potenzialmente interessanti per ogni amante del basket. I FEEL this game! E voi? [Prefazione a cura di Gianluca "Baso" Basile]< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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In this novel, artist Basil Hallward paints a picture of Dorian Gray, a young man, and Basil thinks Dorian’s beauty creates a new vision for his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton and tells... More > Dorian about his belief that beauty and fulfillment of the senses constitute the only valuable goals in life. Dorian’s wish for his painting to grow older instead of him is granted. As Dorian’s choices lead him to sin, his portrait shows the consequences of his actions. Later, Basil asks Dorian if the stories he has heard about his sins are true and Dorian confirms them and shows Basil the painting. Dorian kills Basil and, later, James Vane, the brother of Sibyl Vane, Dorian’s love interest who committed suicide eighteen years ago, tries to shoot Dorian, but Dorian convinces him that he is too young to have been with Sibyl. As the story progresses, Dorian’s painting becomes increasingly flawed and Dorian attempts to change his ways.< Less
The Club of Queer Trades By G.K. Chesterton
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A collection of related short stories by British author G. K. Chesterton. Each story is centered on a person who is making his living by some novel and extraordinary means (a "queer... More > trade"). To gain admittance to the Club, one must have a unique queer trade as principal source of income. "Cherub" Swinburne describes his quest for The Club of Queer Trades with his friend Basil Grant, a retired judge, and Rupert Grant, a private detective who is Basil's younger brother. Each of the stories describes their encounter with one of the trades. In the final story, Rupert Grant rescues a lady from her kidnappers but cannot understand why she refuses to be rescued. The answer leads to the unveiling of the mystery of The Club of Queer Trades.< Less
The Club of Queer Trades By G. K. (Gilbert Keith) Chesterton
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The Club of Queer Trades is a collection of stories by G. K. Chesterton first published in 1905.Each story in the collection is centered on a person who is making his living by some novel and... More > extraordinary means (a "queer trade", using the word "queer" in the sense of "peculiar"). To gain admittance one must have invented a unique means of earning a living and the subsequent trade being the main source of income.The framing narrative by "Cherub" Swinburne describes his quest for The Club of Queer Trades with his friend Basil Grant, a retired judge, and Rupert Grant, a private detective who is Basil's younger brother. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Club_of_Queer_Trades Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Quick Guide: Steppenwolf By College Guide World
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Hesse began writing Steppenwolf in Basel, and finished it in Zürich. In 1926, a precursor to the book, a collection of poems titled The Crisis. From Hermann Hesse's Diary was published. The... More > novel was later released in 1927. The first English edition was published in 1929 by Martin Secker in the United Kingdom and by Henry Holt and Company in the United States. This version was translated by Basil Creighton.< Less
She-Wolf By Elyssa Taylor
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Based on Giambattista Basile's fairy tale, "She-Bear", this story follows a princess who must hide from the wrath of her father, and ends up falling in love with her childhood friend while... More > trying to escape him. A story for families of all colors of the rainbow.< Less
The Sun Cure By Alfred Noyes
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Satirical novel, reminiscent of the early novels of Evelyn Waugh, which were written around the same period. The Rev. Basil Strode is invited by his old friend Harry Dalston to go on vacation with... More > him and return to nature. He rashly accepts the invitation, not realizing what going back to nature might entail. The story of a young minister who takes the sun cure to get over his love of a young women and ends up at a nudist camp. An amusing novel of a young clergyman who is forced (by Wodehousian circumstances) to be stark naked in the countryside for a few days. This "sun-cure" (early nudist health fad) winds up enlightening his mind as much as his body.< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Dunda Books Classic) By Oscar Wilde
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The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890, printed as the July 1890 issue of this magazine.... More > Wilde later revised this edition, making several alterations, and adding new chapters; the amended version was published by Ward, Lock, and Company in April 1891. The title is sometimes rendered incorrectly as The Portrait of Dorian Gray. 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 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. The Picture of Dorian Gray is considered a work of classic gothic fiction with a strong Faustian theme.< Less

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