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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
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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'The Picture of Dorian Gray' tells of a young man, 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... More > 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. Dorian's wish is fulfiled, and when he subsequently pursues a life of debauchery, 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.< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only novel by Oscar Wilde. The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Dorian is selected for his... More > remarkable physical beauty, and Basil becomes strongly infatuated with Dorian, believing that his beauty is responsible for a new mode of art. Talking in Basil's garden, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new kind of hedonism, Lord Henry suggests that the only thing worth pursuing in life is beauty, and the fulfillment of the senses. Realising that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian cries out, wishing that the portrait Basil has painted of him would age rather than himself. Dorian's wish is fulfilled, subsequently plunging him into a sequence of debauched acts. The portrait serves as a reminder of the effect each act has upon his soul, each sin being displayed as a new sign of aging on the portrait.< 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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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
A Woman of No Importance By Oscar Wilde
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Though he is now best remembered for his fiction, famed wit and bon vivant Oscar Wilde also dabbled in drama over the course of his long and varied literary career. A Woman of No Importance is a... More > darkly comedic play about a group of aristocrats whose prim adherence to decorum hides a bevy of scandalous secrets.< Less
An Ideal Husband By Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde's play An Ideal Husband is a comedy about politics, blackmail and corruption. The action takes place over three days in London, and it questions ideas of public and private honor. It is a... More > play about the past catching up with one in the present.< Less
The Happy Prince and Other Tales (Illustrated) By Oscar Wilde
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"A Happy Prince and Other Tales" is a collection of whimisical short stories by Oscar Wilde. This collections includes the following tales: The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose,... More > The Selfish Giant, The Devoted Friend, and The Remarkable Rocket. Readers of all ages will be delighted by these fanciful tales.< Less
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
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“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest. Crafted at the height of his... More > powers, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is a brilliantly written three act drama rife with witty jokes and ingenious one-liners which still feel as fresh and insightful today as when they were first written, over a century ago in 1895. The play’s structure continues to be studied by academics and the play itself read and enjoyed the world over for its sheer entertainment value.< Less
The Ballad of Reading Gaol & De Profundis By Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde, wit, poet, playwright, intellectual giant and megastar- that is until he landed in the debtors prison. With disregard for his predicament he opened The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By his... More > standards a whimsical piece. De Profundis is something else. Here Wilde turns his intellect in on himself. He shows no mercy as to who he is and why he is in his current position. Out of the depth of despair, he cries.< Less

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