The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The novel was met with moral outrage by contemporary critics who, dazzled perhaps by Wilde's brilliant style, may have confused the author with his creation, Lord Henry, to whom even Dorian protests, 'You cut life to pieces with your ...

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486278070

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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A handsome, dissolute man who sells his soul for eternal youth is horrified to see the reflection of his degeneration in the distorted features of his portrait.
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The Picture of Dorian Gray Illustrated Dover Thrift Editions

The Picture of Dorian Gray Illustrated  Dover Thrift Editions

Fearing the story was indecent, the magazine's editor deleted roughly five hundred words before publication without Wilde's knowledge.

Author: Oscar Wilde

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ISBN: 9798709614437

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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.
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The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY DOVER THRIFT EDITIONS DOVER . THRIFT . EDITIONS The Picture of Dorian Gray. ISBN-13: 978-0-486-27807-0 (pbk.) ISBN-10: 0-486-27807-7 (pbk.) Manufactured in the United Oscar Wilde Front Cover Back Cover.

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486114736

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Celebrated novel involves a handsome young Londoner who sinks into a life of depravity. His body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recent portrait reflects the ravages of his crime and sensuality.
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Oscar Wilde The Dover Reader

Oscar Wilde The Dover Reader

"An excellent collection of some of Oscar Wilde's key works.

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486801919

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 560

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"An excellent collection of some of Oscar Wilde's key works. A useful and representative selection of his writings, ideal for those not already familiar with his trademark wit or his more serious work, but equally valuable for the Wilde devotee." — newbooks magazine Poet and playwright Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) wrote sparkling comedies that were the toast of London's West End in the 1890s. The master of the witty epigram who could resist anything except temptation, Wilde was imprisoned by an unjust society and died in obscurity, but his enduring works continue to enchant readers and audiences. The Irish author's only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, appears in this splendid showcase of his philosophy and wit. Additional selections include Wilde's ever-popular comedies The Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband; his essay on aestheticism, "The Decay of Lying: An Observation"; his deeply moving prison letter, "De Profundis"; and fairy tales from A House of Pomegranates and The Happy Prince.
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The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray

The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray

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.

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674071896

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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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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The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories

The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories

Four of the Irish writer's finest works, among them "The Sphinx Without a Secret," "The Model Millionaire," "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime," and the title story, plus six "Poems in Prose."

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486110813

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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Four of the Irish writer's finest works, among them "The Sphinx Without a Secret," "The Model Millionaire," "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime," and the title story, plus six "Poems in Prose."
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Zahedan

Zahedan

... Dover Thrift Editions, New York, 1991, p72 Chapter 15: Oscar Wilde, “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, 1891, ... Penguin Books Edition, 2001, p299; quoted by George Orwell in a review of “Spain's ordeal” by Robert Sencourt, ...

Author: James Brandon

Publisher: James Brandon

ISBN: 9781905277704

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

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Mark Jacques, a freelance journalist who also works as a counter-terrorism officer for MI6, is investigating the activities of a remarkably beautiful, extremely intelligent, and immensely rich Lebanese businesswoman - the mysterious Maha Kermani. His quest for the truth takes him to the Iranian city of Zahedan. But the truth is elusive, and nothing is at it appears in this journey of discovery where love and death conspire to confuse - and even destroy - Mark. Is Maha a mere pawn caught up in a deadly game of chess, or is she implicated in the running of her husband's suspected Islamist terrorist organisation?
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Jealousy

Jealousy

The Picture of Dorian Gray. Dover Thrift Editions, 1993. Winnicott, D. W. (1931). A note on normality and anxiety. In: Through Paediatrics to PsychoAnalysis. London: Hogarth. Winnicott, D. W. (1960). Ego distortion in terms of true and ...

Author: Mary Kay O’Neil

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000153149

Category: Psychology

Page: 278

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Jealousy is a human feeling experienced by everyone in varying intensities, at different times and phases of growth. Frequently confused, jealousy and envy are often intertwined. Even within the psychoanalytic literature confusion persists and much less has been written about jealousy than envy. However, unlike envy, jealousy involves three entities and affects all people involved. It can be painful as other difficult-to-bear feelings (e.g. shame, guilt anger, hatred) underlie jealousy. Yet, total absence of jealousy renders a person less human, less relational. In analytic terms jealousy is a defense against emotional anguish. This book begins with an extensive overview of the nature, developmental origins and poignant cultural (especially poetic) allusions to jealousy, emphasizing that it is through artistic expression that a true understanding of this frequently deeply disturbing feeling is achieved. It closes with a thoughtful summary, synthesis and critique of the chapters by 12 distinguished analysts.
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Oscar Wilde s Wit and Wisdom

Oscar Wilde s Wit and Wisdom

Amusing, thought-provoking epigrams, aphorisms, and other jests from the plays, essays, and lively conversation of Oscar Wilde offer a feast of humorous and profound quips. Nearly 400 quotes.

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486111001

Category: Reference

Page: 64

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Amusing, thought-provoking epigrams, aphorisms, and other jests from the plays, essays, and lively conversation of Oscar Wilde offer a feast of humorous and profound quips. Nearly 400 quotes.
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Face On

Face On

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dover Thrift Editions (New York: Dover Publications, 1993). Chapter 3 1. For more on the reorganization of media and sense, see Orit Halpern, Beautiful Data: A History of Vision and Reason Since ...

Author: Sharrona Pearl

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226461533

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Are our identities attached to our faces? If so, what happens when the face connected to the self is gone forever—or replaced? In Face/On, Sharrona Pearl investigates the stakes for changing the face–and the changing stakes for the face—in both contemporary society and the sciences. The first comprehensive cultural study of face transplant surgery, Face/On reveals our true relationships to faces and facelessness, explains the significance we place on facial manipulation, and decodes how we understand loss, reconstruction, and transplantation of the face. To achieve this, Pearl draws on a vast array of sources: bioethical and medical reports, newspaper and television coverage, performances by pop culture icons, hospital records, personal interviews, films, and military files. She argues that we are on the cusp of a new ethics, in an opportune moment for reframing essentialist ideas about appearance in favor of a more expansive form of interpersonal interaction. Accessibly written and respectfully illustrated, Face/On offers a new perspective on face transplant surgery as a way to consider the self and its representation as constantly present and evolving. Highly interdisciplinary, this study will appeal to anyone wishing to know more about critical interventions into recent medicine, makeover culture, and the beauty industry.
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