The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

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.

Author: Oscar Wilde

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ISBN: 9798665869667

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Page: 307

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The Picture of Dorian Gray is an 1891 philosophical novel by Irish writer and playwright Oscar Wilde. First published as a serial story in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, the editors feared the story was indecent, and without Wilde's knowledge, deleted five hundred words before publication. 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. Please provide your review after purchase for our future enhancements.
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The Happy Prince and Other Tales

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

In these delightful tales, Oscar Wilde employs all his grace, artistry and wit.

Author: Oscar Wilde

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ISBN: 9798663356299

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Page: 50

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In these delightful tales, Oscar Wilde employs all his grace, artistry and wit. The Happy Prince tells of the statue of a once pleasure-loving Prince which, with the help of a selfless Swallow helps people in distress. A haunting, magical fairy-tale collection, in which Oscar Wilde beautifully also evokes The Selfish Giant who learned to love little children, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Devoted Friend, and The Remarkable Rocket. Each of the stories shines with poetry and magic and will be enjoyed by children of every age. A perfect collection for children young and old! Please provide your review after purchase for our future enhancements.
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Oscar Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray

This edition of Oscar Wilde's classic work, The Picture of Dorian Gray, highlights the novel's modernity in both its form and its revolutionary content, and traces its links to modernist literature and the culture of modernity alike.

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 0321427130

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

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From Longman's new Cultural Editions Series, Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, edited by Andrew Elfenbein, includes the novel and contextual materials from the era of Oscar Wilde. This edition of Oscar Wilde's classic work, The Picture of Dorian Gray, highlights the novel's modernity in both its form and its revolutionary content, and traces its links to modernist literature and the culture of modernity alike. Previous editions of the novel have only seen it in a late Victorian context, or as an extension of the aesthetic theories of Walter Pater and the "art for art's sake" movement. As presented in this new edition, however, the freshness and originality of the book emerges, along with its strong social messages. The book is a pastiche of genres that propels nineteenth-century realism into twentieth-century modernism ahead of its own time. Wilde's novel offers a myth for modernity whose hold on the cultural imagination has only strengthened over time-Dorian Gray's uncanny bond with his own portrait underscores the loss of selfhood everyone experiences in a world of images and copies, paves the way for the discourses of homosexuality and the understanding of lifestyle as identity so current today, and provides clues to the mysteries of modern ethics and politics. The edition also emphasizes the role of gender and the rise of female emancipation underlying the Sybil Vane subplot, a focus on women that intensifies the book's relevance to modern transformations of men and women alike.
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The Picture Of Dorian Gray Extended Edition By Oscar Wilde

The Picture Of Dorian Gray  Extended Edition      By Oscar Wilde

When a person creates a new work based on a public domain book, a new
edition is considered to exist. And if there is a new edition there is a new work, a
new book. Therefore, the copyright for this new edition, which belongs to the new
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Author: Everbooks Editorial

Publisher: Everbooks Editorial

ISBN: 9783969699188

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 254

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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 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.The longer and revised version of The Picture of Dorian Gray published in book form in 1891 featured an aphoristic prefacea defence of the artist's rights and of art for art's sakebased in part on his press defences of the novel the previous year. The content, style, and presentation of the preface made it famous in its own right, as a literary and artistic manifesto. In April 1891, the publishing firm of Ward, Lock and Company, who had distributed the shorter, more inflammatory, magazine version in England the previous year, published the revised version of The Picture of Dorian Gray. The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only novel written by Wilde. It exists in several versions: the 1890 magazine edition (in 13 chapters), with important material deleted before publication by the magazine's editor, J. M. Stoddart; the "uncensored" version submitted to Lippincott's Monthly Magazine for publication (also in 13 chapters), with all of Wilde's original material intact, first published in 2011 by Harvard University Press; and the 1891 book edition (in 20 chapters). As literature of the 19th century, The Picture of Dorian Gray "pivots on a gothic plot device" with strong themes interpreted from Faust. -EXTENDED CONTENTBook IntroductionBook Plot SummaryBook Literary Significance
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The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Theatre program.

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0435233033

Category: Theater programs

Page: 77

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Theatre program.
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Oscar Wilde s Elegant Republic

Oscar Wilde s Elegant Republic

New edition: New York: Dover Publications 1972. —. 'Instrumentum Diaboli',
printed as an introduction to Lee Revens (ed.): The Graphic Work of Felicien
Rops. New York: Léon Amiel 1975. Hyde, H. Montgomery: Famous Trials 7,
Oscar Wilde ...

Author: David Charles Rose

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443887632

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 610

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Why was Paris so popular as a place of both innovation and exile in the late nineteenth century? Using French, English and American sources, this first volume of a trilogy provides a possible answer with a detailed exploration of both the city and its communities, who, forming a varied cast of colourful characters from duchesses to telephonists, artists to beggars, and dancers to diplomats, crowd the stage. Through the throng moves Oscar Wilde as the connecting thread: Wilde exploratory, Wilde triumphant, Wilde ruined. This use of Wilde as a central figure provides both a cultural history of Paris and a view of how he assimilated himself there. By interweaving fictional representations of Paris and Parisians with historical narrative, Paris of the imagination is blended with the topography of the city described by Victor Hugo as ‘this great phantom composed of darkness and light’. This original treatment of the belle époque is couched in language accessible to all who wish to explore Paris on foot or from an armchair.
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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Analyzes the poetry, novels, and plays of this 19th century writer and reveals his influence on modern literature.

Author: Edouard Roditi

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811209954

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 209

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Analyzes the poetry, novels, and plays of this 19th century writer and reveals his influence on modern literature.
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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

( The New Mermaids ) . Lady Windermere's Fan . A Play about a Good Woman ,
ed . by lan Small , London and New York 1980. ( The New Mermaids ) . Reed ,
Frances M. , ' Oscar Wilde's “ Vera ; or , The Nihilists ” . A Critical Edition ' , Ph.D.

Author: Norbert Kohl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521176530

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 450

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Professor Kohl's aim is to gain fresh insight into his literary and critical œuvre of Oscar Wilde. He analyses each of his works on the basis of a textually oriented interpretation, taking equal account of the biographical and intellectual contexts through the use of contradictions that Wilde show as individualism and convention.
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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

—Oscar Wilde: A Pictorial Biography (London: Thames and Hudson; New York:
Viking, 1960). French version entitled Oscar Wilde. Ecrivains par l'image (Paris:
Hachette, 1963). 'Introduction', Complete Works of Oscar Wilde, new edition ...

Author: E.H. Mikhail

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349035779

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

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Lady Windermere s Fan

Lady Windermere s Fan

We are happy to announce this classic book. Many of the books in our collection have not been published for decades and are therefore not broadly available to the readers.

Author: Oscar Wilde

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ISBN: 9798638921170

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Page: 68

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We are happy to announce this classic book. Many of the books in our collection have not been published for decades and are therefore not broadly available to the readers. Our goal is to access the very large literary repository of general public books. The main contents of our entire classical books are the original works. To ensure high quality products, all the titles are chosen carefully by our staff. We hope you enjoy this classic.
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is a real classic. You should grab it and read it to experience it yourself. The Picture of Dorian Gray is an 1891 philosophical novel by Irish writer and playwright Oscar Wilde.

Author: Oscar Wilde

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ISBN: 1653742216

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Page: 306

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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is a real classic. You should grab it and read it to experience it yourself. The Picture of Dorian Gray is an 1891 philosophical novel by Irish writer and playwright Oscar Wilde. First published as a serial story in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, the editors feared the story was indecent, and without Wilde's knowledge, deleted five hundred words before publication. 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 Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
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Collins Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

Collins Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

A comprehensive collection of Wilde's works including poems, plays, letters, essays, and stories.

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 000472383X

Category: Ireland

Page: 1268

View: 362

A comprehensive collection of Wilde's works including poems, plays, letters, essays, and stories.
Categories: Ireland

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

Volume IV of the Oxford English Texts Complete Works of Oscar Wilde is the first variorum edition of Wilde's best-known critical essays - those published in Intentions and The Soul of Man, as well as his graduate essay The Rise of ...

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198119616

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 604

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Volume IV of the Oxford English Texts Complete Works of Oscar Wilde is the first variorum edition of Wilde's best-known critical essays - those published in Intentions and The Soul of Man, as well as his graduate essay The Rise of Historical Criticism (re-titled here Historical Criticism).
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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Rather than focusing on the dramatic events of Wilde’s life, this volume documents Wilde’s impressive forays into education, religion, science, philosophy, and social reform.

Author: Kimberly J. Stern

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030246044

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 266

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Oscar Wilde: A Literary Life tracks the intellectual biography of one of the most influential minds of the nineteenth century. Rather than focusing on the dramatic events of Wilde’s life, this volume documents Wilde’s impressive forays into education, religion, science, philosophy, and social reform. In so doing, it provides an accessible and yet detailed account that reflects Wilde’s own commitment to the “contemplative life.” Suitable for seasoned readers as well as those new to the study of his work, Oscar Wilde: A Literary Life brings Wilde’s intellectual investments into sharp focus, while placing him within a cultural landscape that was always evolving and often fraught with contradiction.
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Collected Works of Oscar Wilde

Collected Works of Oscar Wilde

Here is a collection of this witty and irreverent author's works--all in their most authoritative texts. Includes The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, and other stories and essays.

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1853263974

Category: Drama

Page: 1098

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Here is a collection of this witty and irreverent author's works--all in their most authoritative texts. Includes The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, and other stories and essays.
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The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde

The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde

Vilified by fellow Victorians for his sexuality and his dandyism, Oscar Wilde, the great poet, satirist and playwright, is hailed today, in some circles, as a "progressive" sexual liberator. But this is not how Wilde saw himself.

Author: Joseph Pearce

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781681495644

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Vilified by fellow Victorians for his sexuality and his dandyism, Oscar Wilde, the great poet, satirist and playwright, is hailed today, in some circles, as a "progressive" sexual liberator. But this is not how Wilde saw himself. His actions and pretensions did not bring him happiness and fulfillment. This study of Wilde's brilliant and tragic life goes beyond the mistakes that brought him notoriety in order to explore this emotional and spiritual search. Unlike any other biography of Wilde, it strips away these pretensions to show the real man, his aspirations and desires. It uncovers how he was broken by his two-year prison sentence; it probes the deeper thinking behind masterpieces such as The Picture of Dorian Gray, Salome, "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" and "De Profundis"; and it traces his fascination with Catholicism through to his eleventh-hour conversion. Published on the 150th anniversary of his birth, this biography removes the masks which have confused previous biographers and reveals the real Wilde beneath the surface. Once again, Joseph Pearce has written a profound, wide-ranging study with many original insights on a great literary figure.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde De profundis Epistola in carcere et vinculis

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde  De profundis   Epistola   in carcere et vinculis

Oscar Wilde, Russell Jackson, Ian Small, Joseph Bristow Professor of English
Literature Ian Small, Bobby Fong, Karl E. ... A Prefatory Dedication My Dear Dr
Meyerfield , - It is a great pleasure to dedicate this new edition of De Profundis to
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Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0198119623

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 345

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"The first variorum edition of 'De Profundis' presents its full textual history and an assessment of all extant witnesses to the text."--
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The Picture of Dorian Gray The Original 1890 Uncensored Edition The Expanded and Revised 1891 Edition

The Picture of Dorian Gray  The Original 1890 Uncensored Edition   The Expanded and Revised 1891 Edition

However, in modern times, the book has been referred to as "one of the modern classics of Western literature”. Oscar Wills Wilde (1854 – 1900) was an Irish writer and poet.

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788074849121

Category: Fiction

Page: 241

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The Picture of Dorian Gray, the only novel by Oscar Wilde, was first published in 1890. A substantially revised and expanded edition was published in April 1891. For the new edition, Wilde revised the content of the novel's existing chapters, divided the final chapter into two chapters, and created six entirely new additional chapters. Whereas the original edition of the novel contains 13 chapters, the revised edition of the novel contains 20 chapters. The 1891 version was expanded from 13 to 20 chapters, but also toned down, particularly in some of its overt homoerotic aspects. Also, chapters 3, 5, and 15 to 18 are entirely new in the 1891 version, and chapter 13 from the first edition is split in two (becoming chapters 19 and 20). The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Dorian is selected for his remarkable physical beauty, and Basil becomes strongly infatuated with Dorian, believing that his beauty is responsible for a new mode of art. 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”. Oscar Wills Wilde (1854 – 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his only novel (The Picture of Dorian Gray), his plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.
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Wilde Writings

Wilde Writings

'New, fresh, provocative, and often helpful. Almost every one of these essays either opens up an area that has received little attention or asks readers to look again at some accepted truism and to find it not-so-true.'

Author: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802035329

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

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Featuring thirteen original essays that examine Wilde's achievements as an aesthete, critic, dramatist, novelist, and poet, this provocative and ground-breaking volume ushers the field of Oscar Wilde studies into the twenty-first century.
Categories: Literary Criticism