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Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Bernhard Tauchnitz
Release: 1908
File: 287 Pages
ISBN-13: BNC:1001958028

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With an Introduction and Notes by John M.L. Drew, University of Buckingham.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 1998
File: 236 Pages
ISBN-13: 0192833650

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Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. The well-known artist Basil Hallward meets the young Dorian Gray in the stately London home of his aunt, Lady Brandon. Basil becomes immediately infatuated with Dorian, who is cultured, wealthy, and remarkably beautiful. Such beauty, Basil believes, is responsible for a new mode of art, and he decides to paint a portrait of the young man. While finishing the painting, Basil reluctantly introduces Dorian to his friend Lord Henry Wotton, a man known for scandal and exuberance. Wotton inspires Dorian to live life through the senses, to feel beauty in everyday experience. Dorian becomes enthralled by Wotton’s ideas, and more so becomes obsessed with remaining young and beautiful. He expresses a desire to sell his soul and have the portrait of him age, while he, the man, stays eternally young. A tragic story of hedonism and desire, The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde’s only published novel. Other writings include De Profundis and The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author’s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research. Read with confidence.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2014-08-05
File: 369 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781451686074

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The handsome appearance of dissolute young Dorian Gray remains unchanged while the features in his portrait become distorted as his degeneration progresses

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Modern Library Classics
Release: 1998
File: 254 Pages
ISBN-13: 0375751513

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Wrapped in controversy, the publication of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" in 1891 was a milestone in world literature. The work was censored by publishers, who were afraid of shocking British morale with the publication, then scandalized and turned into evidence against the author himself in a lawsuit of moral aggression. But the qualities of the novel – the only one written by Oscar Wilde, famous for his plays – spoke louder and it is still fascinating to meet Dorian Gray, a character who lives a double life. He shows himself to society as an elegant and virtuous man, while secretly indulges in the most extreme hedonism, a result of selling his soul to ensure that he remains as handsome and youthful as his portrait, painted by his friend Basil Hallward, a young painter. Mixing the philosophical and the fantastical, this is Oscar Wilde's sagacity at its best. The ns_english collection features literary classics in their original language, putting the reader in direct contact with the words – and the legacy – of the greatest names of the world literature. Here you will find the integral text in English, enabling new interpretations, insights, and studies of works that have helped weave the history of the world – and that will be forever in our memories.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: NS English
Release: 2020-01-29
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9788542816747

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Written in an easy-to-read, accessible style by teachers with years of classroom experience, Masterwork Studies are guides to the literary works most frequently studied in high school. Presenting ideas that spark imaginations, these books help students to gain background knowledge on great literature useful for papers and exams. The goal of each study is to encourage creative thinking by presenting engaging information about each work and its author. This approach allows students to arrive at sound analyses of their own, based on in-depth studies of popular literature.Each volume: -- Illuminates themes and concepts of a classic text-- Uses clear, conversational language-- Is an accessible, manageable length from 140 to 170 pages-- Includes a chronology of the author's life and era-- Provides an overview of the historical context-- Offers a summary of its critical reception-- Lists primary and secondary sources and index Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Michael Patrick Gillespie
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
Release: 1995
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: UCSC:32106011667992

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Discover Oscar Wilde's classic tale of double lives and corruption in this graphic retelling for kids. In the halls of London's high society, dark rumors surround a man called Dorian Gray. His ever-youthful appearance paired with a wild, decadent lifestyle arouses curiosity. Some even say his attic hides a dangerous, monstrous secret. A secret hidden in a simple portrait painted a long time ago . . . With extra background on the original novel and its author, plus discussion questions and writing prompts, it's easy to introduce young readers to this literary classic.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Jorge C. Morhain
Publisher: Capstone
Release: 2018
File: 80 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781496564122

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The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde’s classic story of a young man whose beauty prompts a painter to paint a life-like portrait of him. However, all is not what it seems...Dorian expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that the picture, rather than he, will age andfade. A must-read for children and adults alike! The novel is a social satire as well as a key explorer of Victorian norms. We are made to observe human emotions like love, jealousy, hate and the forces of evil and good. Oscar Wilde propagates his ‘art for art’s sake’ theory, even as he weaves a narrative around a beautiful young man (Dorian Gray) and his friends (Lord Henry and Basil).The book is a classic in the true sense of the word, as it appeals to the universal instincts of Man.

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Author: Oscar wilde
Publisher: Om Books International
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File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789384225360

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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 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 fulfilled, 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.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher:
Release: 2014-08-14
File: 150 Pages
ISBN-13: 9782765901860

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Over 120 years after Oscar Wilde submitted The Picture of Dorian Gray for publication, the uncensored version of his novel appears here for the first time in a paperback edition. This volume restores material, including instances of graphic homosexual content, removed by the novel’s first editor, who feared it would be “offensive” to Victorians.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release: 2012-08-13
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780674068049

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