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The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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The artist is the creator of beautiful things. To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim. The critic is he who can translate into another manner or a new material his impression of beautiful... More > things.< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty.
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Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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The first version of The Picture of Dorian Gray was published as the lead story in the July 1890 edition of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, along with five others. The story begins with a man painting... More > a picture of Gray. When Gray, who has a "face like ivory and rose leaves" sees his finished portrait he breaks down, distraught that his beauty will fade, but the portrait stay beautiful, inadvertently making a faustian bargain. For Wilde, the purpose of art would guide life if beauty alone were its object. Thus Gray's portrait allows him to escape the corporeal ravages of his hedonism, (and Miss Prism mistakes a baby for a book in The Importance of Being Earnest), Wilde sought to juxtapose the beauty he saw in art onto daily life.< Less
Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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The first version of The Picture of Dorian Gray was published as the lead story in the July 1890 edition of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, along with five others. The story begins with a man painting... More > a picture of Gray. When Gray, who has a "face like ivory and rose leaves" sees his finished portrait he breaks down, distraught that his beauty will fade, but the portrait stay beautiful, inadvertently making a faustian bargain. For Wilde, the purpose of art would guide life if beauty alone were its object. Thus Gray's portrait allows him to escape the corporeal ravages of his hedonism, (and Miss Prism mistakes a baby for a book in The Importance of Being Earnest), Wilde sought to juxtapose the beauty he saw in art onto daily life.< 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
The Picture of Dorian Gray Study Guide & Outline By Total Class Notes
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The Picture of Dorian Gray Study Guide & Outline In The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde takes us on a journey exemplifying the purpose of art and the power in youth and beauty. This study... More > guide for The Picture of Dorian Gray provides you with a reflective reading of this internationally bestselling novel. This Study Guide for Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray is short, clear and to give you a clear and a better understanding of the novel; makes your literature teaching and studying easier and quicker. Created by teachers and professors, this is the best The Picture of Dorian Gray study guide book in the market, and it guarantees to ease your literature homework headaches and help you score high in exams. From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of themes, this The Picture of Dorian Gray Study & Review Guide by Total Class Notes has everything.< Less
Monks House Classics present: The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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The classic short novel of the psychology of an amoral Victorian man of leisure.
Monks House Classics present: The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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The classic short novel of the psychology of an amoral Victorian man of leisure.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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"Hallward got up from the seat and walked up and down the garden. After some time he came back. "Harry," he said, "Dorian Gray is to me simply a motive in art. You might see... More > nothing in him. I see everything in him. He is never more pre-sent in my work than when no image of him is there. He is a suggestion, as I have said, of a new manner. I find him in the curves of certain lines, in the loveli-ness and subtleties of certain colours. That is all." "Then why won't you exhibit his portrait?" asked Lord Henry. "Because, without intending it, I have put into it some expression of all this curious artistic idolatry, of which, of course, I have never cared to speak to him. He knows nothing about it. He shall never know anything about it..."< Less

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