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The Picture of Dorian Gray 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. The magazine's... More > editors feared the story was indecent as submitted, so they censored roughly 500 words, without Wilde's knowledge, before publication. But even with that, the story was still greeted with outrage by British reviewers, some of whom suggested that Wilde should be prosecuted on moral grounds, leading Wilde to defend the novel aggressively in letters to the British press. Today, Wilde's fin de siècle novella is considered a classic.< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray 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. The magazine's... More > editors feared the story was indecent as submitted, so they censored roughly 500 words, without Wilde's knowledge, before publication. But even with that, the story was still greeted with outrage by British reviewers, some of whom suggested that Wilde should be prosecuted on moral grounds, leading Wilde to defend the novel aggressively in letters to the British press. Today, Wilde's fin de siècle novella is considered a classic.< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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'Oh, if it were only the other way! If the picture could change, and I could be always what I am now!' The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead... More > story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890, printed as the July 1890 issue. The magazine's editors feared the story was indecent as submitted, so they censored roughly 500 words, without Wilde's knowledge, before publication. But even with that, the story was still greeted with outrage by British reviewers, some of whom suggested that Wilde should be prosecuted on moral grounds, leading Wilde to defend the novel aggressively in letters to the British press. Today, Wilde's fin de siècle novella is considered a classic. It is presented here with illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley, Wilde's one time friend and collaborator with whom he fell out over Salome.< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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"You are a wonderful creation. You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know." — From The Picture of Dorian Gray The Picture of Dorian Gray,... More > including the themes namely morality of sensuality and hedonism in Victorianism, decadence of the English upper-class and aestheticism, is the only novel and main prose work by Oscar Wilde. The handling along with the art implications may be read not only as a proclamation of aestheticism, but also a criticism of it. Being one of the most popular and most read novels of English literature, it tells the story of a character with an eerie personality, who sells his soul in order to rescue his beauty. Oscar Wilde with this spectacular novel, a classic of its time, gives a new dimension to the fantasy with its picture of immortality and combines wit and morality with a background of beautiful phrasing and truly delightful descriptions.< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray 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.The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray,... More > 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 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.< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author’s most popular work. The tale of... More > Dorian Gray’s moral disintegration caused a scandal when it first appeared in 1890, but though Wilde was attacked for the novel’s corrupting influence, he responded that there is, in fact, “a terrible moral in Dorian Gray.”< 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 is one of his most popular works. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of... More > 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."< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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A lush, cautionary tale of a life of vileness and deception or a loving portrait of the aesthetic impulse run rampant? Why not both? After Basil Hallward paints a beautiful, young man's portrait, his... More > subject's frivolous wish that the picture change and he remain the same comes true. Dorian Gray's picture grows aged and corrupt while he continues to appear fresh and innocent. This edition contains an extensive overview of both the author and the novel.< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Annotated) 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 is one of his most popular works. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of... More > 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."< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. The magazine's editor feared the story was... More > indecent, and without Wilde's knowledge, deleted roughly five hundred words before publication. Despite that censorship, The Picture of Dorian Gray offended the moral sensibilities of British book reviewers, some of whom said that Oscar Wilde merited prosecution for violating the laws guarding the public morality. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Picture_of_Dorian_Gray Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less