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eBook The Picture of Dorian Gray ePub

by Simon Callow,Oscar Wilde

  • ISBN: 0001054600
  • Category: Literature and Fiction
  • Subcategory: Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian
  • Author: Simon Callow,Oscar Wilde
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Ltd; Abridged edition (September 1, 1999)
  • ePub book: 1454 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1303 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 459

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By Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray (Penguin English Library) What Wilde wrote was originally censored for its publication in a magazine, and then Wilde re-wrote and extended the tale for its final book publication, which is what we are presented with here.

By Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray (Penguin English Library). What Wilde wrote was originally censored for its publication in a magazine, and then Wilde re-wrote and extended the tale for its final book publication, which is what we are presented with here. Originally when this story first appeared in ‘Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine’ it caused a bit of an outrage and the story was also used against Wilde when he was prosecuted. Nowadays though, with all the things we are presented with in the media and what we see on the internet some will consider this very tame.

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.

Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray The Preface The artist is the creator of beautiful things. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all. The nineteenth century dislike of realism is the rage of Caliban seeing his own face in a glass. To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s ai. he critic is he who can translate into another manner or a newmaterial his impression of beautiful things. The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming.

Wilde's first and only published novel recounts the story of handsome Dorian Gray who upon having his portrait painted desires that it will age and grow ugly while he.aesthete,yellow book,decadence,simon callow,painting,audio.

Wilde's first and only published novel recounts the story of handsome Dorian Gray who upon having his portrait painted desires that it will age and grow ugly while he may remain eternally beautiful. In this dark tale of duplicity and mortality, Wilde creates a world where art and reality collide. Released by: HarperCollins Publishers UK, Audio. Release date: 15 June 2005.

Wilde also speaks to how friends, books and art influence our views, and whether books and art should be.Wilde is also a fascinating literary figure.

Wilde also speaks to how friends, books and art influence our views, and whether books and art should be moral or whether morality is all in the interpretation. So this is a short novel with very weighty themes. The Picture of Dorian Gray was his only novel. It was first published in an American magazine in 1890, to a storm of critical protest for its decadence and implied homosexuality. Defiantly, Wilde responded to the criticism by expanding the story and had it published in book form in 1891.

But Dorian Gray never took his eyes away from Lord Henry As they waited for Dorian Gray the next night, Lord Henry and Basil Hallward discussed Sybil Vane.

But Dorian Gray never took his eyes away from Lord Henry. After lunch Lord Henry said that he was going to the park and as he left the room, Dorian Gray touched his arm. May I come with you? he asked. But I thought you’d promised to go and see Basil Hallward, Lord Henry replied. As they waited for Dorian Gray the next night, Lord Henry and Basil Hallward discussed Sybil Vane. Basil had not been happy at the news of Dorian’s marriage plans. An actress! he had cried. But Dorian is a gentleman, the grandson of Lord Kelso.

Dorian Gray Book Beginning Reading Happy Reading Eternal Youth Penguin Classics Simon Callow Penny Dreadful Beautiful Book Covers Reference Book. Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray. It is beautifully written, but it will remain unfinished until my next attempt

Dorian Gray Book Beginning Reading Happy Reading Eternal Youth Penguin Classics Simon Callow Penny Dreadful Beautiful Book Covers Reference Book. Oscar Wilde's unforgettable story of the soul sold for eternal youth. Oscar Wilde - Book Covers. What others are saying. It is beautifully written, but it will remain unfinished until my next attempt. It's in my 2013 reads because I spent all of December wasting my time trying to finish it.

Comments

Acrobat Acrobat
This was easily one of the best books I have ever read. This book was written over a century ago and still remains popular and insightful. Oscar Wilde’s perception of humanity is, in my opinion, spot on. Every word of this book has depth and meaning.
I absolutely despise Dorian Gray, but I am sure that was Wilde’s intention. How could you like a man that is so selfish, narcissistic, and obsessed with his own youth and beauty at the cost of all others around him? Dorian truly represents the ugliest that humanity has to offer, and I am happy that he pays for his sins in a fairly poetic nature.
To lighten the serious tones of this book is Lord Henry, easily my favorite character. Nearly every line he speaks is a life-quote and his character gives insight to Wilde’s own thoughts regarding the world and the people in the world. A few of my favorites:
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it & your soul grows sick with longing for things it has forbidden itself.”
“Some things are more precious because they don’t last long.”

I liked this book so much that I want to re-read it immediately :).
Inth Inth
I am getting very tired of ordering what I think are professionally prepared books and finding that they are print-on-demand works probably put together by one person that do not adhere to certain standards of the book industry.

In this case, the title refers to "other writings" but it does not seem to contain any other writings. In any case, it is hard to tell because there is no table of contents. Chapters do not begin on a new page but (to save money) a new chapter will begin anywhere on the page.

Sometimes there are smart quotes. Sometimes there are unformatted quotation marks.

Margins are very close to the edges of the pages, again to save money.

Most troubling, the original Bantam edition was about 450 pages; this edition is 190 pages.

So, I would recommend you go with a name brand publisher instead of ordering this version.

Why did I not give it one or two stars? Because I did not notice typos and the entire text of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" appears to be contained here, plus the front and back covers, which contain old portraits of the author, are attractive.
Kabandis Kabandis
This is a ‘dark’ novel in the Gothic style, cleverly told with all the wit of Oscar Wilde. Artist Basil Hallward paints a full-size likeness of a new and admired young friend of his, a Mr. Dorian Gray. Amidst a flurry of clever, witty, philosophical repartee ongoing between Gray and (visitor to Hallward’s studio) Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian wistfully wishes to stay young and let his portrait age: “…it were I who was to be always young and the picture that was to grow old! For that for that—I would give everything! Yes, there is nothing in the whole world I would not give! I would give my soul for that!” This becomes his ‘curse’.

The novel is full of the hedonist thoughts of Lord Henry which corrupt Gray to a life of debauchery. Wilde is quoted as saying, “Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry is what the world thinks of me: Dorian is what I would like to be—in other ages, perhaps.”

And, so this read will give, more than most novels, a glimpse at its author. This is a short and easily readable novel that acts as a platform to carry some serious philosophical opinions and observations of Lord Henry (Wilde?) - some of which are surely out of date in the 21st century. Here is an interesting musing from Lord Henry…

“Modern morality consists in accepting the standard of one’s age. I consider that for any man of culture to accept the standard of his age is a form of the grossest immorality.” This read will illustrate that misogyny and anti-Semitism were a large part of the ‘standard’ of one’s age’ in ~1890 - so be willing to accept (hold your nose at) some of the author's observations and opinions, expressed through Lord Henry. But, even with its “warts”, it is a literary masterpiece and well worth a read!