Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc
ISBN: 1580493939
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition? includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the modern reader contend with Wilde?s many allusions and his complex approach to the human condition.Oscar Wilde?s only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, first appeared in 1891. Dorian Gray, a handsome young man, falls in with a group of ?friends,? whose amoral philosophies he finds quite appealing. After he has his portrait painted, his frivolity and general demeanor degenerate into wickedness, but only the portrait bears the effects of his descent into decadence and serves as a powerful symbol of Gray?s internal ruin. Dorian himself, however, remains as young and unspoiled as the day he first sat for the painting. Wilde?s exploration of life without limits or consequences shocked its late-Victorian audience and remains highly un-settling to modern readers. We, like Dorian, are forced to reconsider whether total freedom and absolute knowledge are really worth their costs.

Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736841213
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Diese Ausgabe enthält sowohl die deutsche Übersetzung als auch den englischen Originaltext. "Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray" (Originaltitel: "The Picture of Dorian Gray") ist der einzige Roman des irischen Schriftstellers Oscar Wilde. Eine erste Fassung erschien 1890 in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine aus Philadelphia, 1891 wurde bei dem Londoner Verlag Ward, Lock and Co. die heute bekannte, überarbeitete und erweiterte Fassung in Buchform veröffentlicht. Der seinerzeit als anrüchig geltende Roman war auch Gegenstand des Unzuchtprozesses gegen Wilde. Die Hauptfigur, der reiche und schöne Dorian Gray, besitzt ein Porträt, das statt seiner altert und in das sich die Spuren seiner Sünden einschreiben. Während Gray immer maßloser und grausamer wird, bleibt sein Äußeres dennoch jung und makellos schön. Der Roman gilt als Oscar Wildes Prosahauptwerk. Themen sind die Moralität von Sinnlichkeit und Hedonismus im Viktorianismus und die Dekadenz der englischen Oberschicht. Außerdem lassen sich die Handlung und die eingearbeiteten Kunstbemerkungen sowohl als Proklamation wie auch als Kritik des Ästhetizismus lesen, einer literarischen Strömung des Fin de siècle. "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1891), by Oscar Wilde, was first published as a serial story in the July 1890 issue of "Lippincott's Monthly Magazine". As submitted by Wilde to the magazine, the editors feared the story was indecent, and deleted 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 the public morality. In response, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and art in correspondence with the British press. Wilde revised and expanded the magazine edition of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1890) for publication as a novel; the book edition (1891) featured an aphoristic preface — an apologia about the art of the novel and the reader. The content, style, and presentation of the preface made it famous in its own literary right, as social and cultural criticism. In April 1891, the editorial house Ward, Lock and Company published the revised version of "The Picture of Dorian Gray". The only novel written by Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" exists in two versions, the 1890 magazine edition and the 1891 book edition, the story he submitted for serial publication in "Lippincott's Monthly Magazine". As literature of the 19th century, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is an example of Gothic fiction with strong themes interpreted from the legendary "Faust".

Echo in Oscar Wildes The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Yasmin Sinai
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656147264
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Literaturwissenschaft - Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft, Note: 1,0, Freie Universität Berlin, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Wildes einziger Roman The Picture of Dorian Gray, der im Jahre 1891 veröffentlicht wurde, beschäftigt sich mit dem seelischen Verfall, der aus der exzessiven Auslebung von Leidenschaft resultiert. Außerdem beweist er laut Donald R. Dickson „the failure of the aesthetic ideal“ – das Versagen des ästhetischen Ideals, das auf den Thesen Walter Paters basiert, und für welches im Roman eine Laborsituation geschaffen wurde um es auf seine Tauglichkeit zu prüfen: „Dorian's life turns out to be something like an experimental test case for the validity of Pater's aestheticist philosophy, and the experiment falsifies the philosophy“, so Carroll. Dies ist für diese Hausarbeit insofern relevant, als dass Lord Henry Wotton in der Forschung häufig als Sprachrohr, oder viel mehr als „Echo“ der Ideen des Essayisten und Kritikers Pater genannt wird. „Wilde echoes Pater, of course, but with a unique intensity,“ meint Oates und Riquelme sieht in den Aussagen sogar Echo selbst: „he echoes him [Pater] as a way to evoke, refuse, and transform what he finds in the earlier writer. This is the work of Echo, whose story is bound up with that of Narcissus.“ Auch die vorliegende Arbeit begibt sich auf Spurensuche nach Echo und Narziss in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Die Echo-Funktion, die die Figur Wottons übernimmt, wird dabei im Hinterkopf behalten, hauptsächlich jedoch soll es um die weibliche Echo-Figur im Werk gehen. [...]

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Modern Library (Paperback)
ISBN: 9780375751516
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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

The Picture of Dorian Gray

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The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde The picture of Dorian Gray the 1890 and 1891 texts

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198187721
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This is the third volume in the Oxford English Texts edition of the works of Oscar Wilde. This definitive variorum edition of Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray reprints the thirteen-chapter and twenty-chapter versions of this famous story as separate works. The volume provides readers with the most detailed account available of the considerable changes that Wilde made to a controversial narrative that appeared in two, very different editions in 1890 and 1891 respectively.

A Study Guide for Oscar Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410355381
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A Study Guide for Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416500278
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A selection of the author's work is enhanced by an introduction, a chronology of the author's life and work, a timeline of significant events, discussion questions, critical analysis, and explanatory notes.