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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 written by Oscar Wilde, first appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on June 20, 1890. Wilde later revised this edition,... More > making several alterations, and adding new chapters; the amended version was published by Ward, Lock, and Company in April 1891. This book is a reproduction of the 1891 edition. The story is often miscalled The Portrait of Dorian Gray. The Picture of Dorian Gray is considered one of the last works of classic gothic horror fiction with a strong Faustian theme. It deals with the artistic movement of the decadents, and homosexuality, both of which caused some controversy when the book was first published. However, in modern times, the book has been referred to as "one of the modern classics of Western literature."< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel written by Oscar Wilde, first appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on June 20, 1890. Wilde later revised this edition,... More > making several alterations, and adding new chapters; the amended version was published by Ward, Lock, and Company in April 1891. This book is a reproduction of the 1891 edition. The story is often miscalled The Portrait of Dorian Gray. The Picture of Dorian Gray is considered one of the last works of classic gothic horror fiction with a strong Faustian theme. It deals with the artistic movement of the decadents, and homosexuality, both of which caused some controversy when the book was first published. However, in modern times, the book has been referred to as "one of the modern classics of Western literature."< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde's classic novel about a man who stays young and handsome while his hidden portrait reflects the effects of his dissipation and crimes... Often considered one of the great horror... More > classics, Dorian Gray is also a metaphor of Wilde's own life. Sixteen interior illustrations by Ron Miller.< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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A gothic melodrama full of subtle impression and epigram, which tells a story about moral corruption. The Picture of Dorian Gray touches on many of Wilde's recurring themes, such as the nature and... More > spirit of art, aestheticism and the dangers inherent to it. Illustrated by Elena Odarich.< Less
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" By Oscar Wilde Wilde
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The Picture of Dorian Gray is a Gothic and philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. Fearing the story was indecent, the... More > magazine's editor deleted roughly five hundred words before publication without Wilde's knowledge. 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 public morality. In response, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and art in correspondence with the British press, although he personally made excisions of some of the most controversial material when revising and lengthening the story for book publication the following year.< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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The Picture of Dorian Gray is a Gothic and philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine.Fearing the story was indecent, the... More > magazine's editor deleted roughly five hundred words before publication without Wilde's knowledge. 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 public morality. In response, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and art in correspondence with the British press, although he personally made excisions of some of the most controversial material when revising and lengthening the story for book publication the following year.< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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The story of Oscar Wilde is a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty, one of his most popular works. The story of the ethical disintegration of Dorian Gray, written in... More > a particularly luminous way to Wild, related to Ethical Disintegration of Dublin Gray, was the reason for the first time a scandal in 1890. Wild was attacked for its fall and corrupt influence, and a few years later the book and beauty / ethical dilemma were presented, which caused problems in the trials presented by Wild's gay relations, which resulted in their imprisonment. . In the form of the autobiography of the book, Wild wrote in a letter, "Basil Hallward, I think I am: Lord Henry, what the world thinks of me: Dorian, maybe I want to be - in other age."< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By 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 while the portrait stays beautiful, he inadvertently makes a Faustian bargain in which only the painted image grows old while he stays beautiful and young. For Wilde, the purpose of art would be to guide life as if beauty alone were its object. As Gray's portrait allows him to escape the corporeal ravages of his hedonism, Wilde sought to juxtapose the beauty he saw in art with daily life.< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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In his London studio, artist Basil Hallward puts the finishing touches on his latest portrait, that of a young man. Although Lord Henry, who is visiting with Basil, asks about the young man's... More > identity, Basil declines to answer, noting his preference for secrecy. Basil never intends to exhibit the painting, because if he did, it would bare the deepest feelings in his soul. However, Basil lets slip that the subject of the portrait is Dorian Gray, who shortly thereafter pays the two men a house call.< 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

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