The Picture Of Dorian Gray And Other Writings

Autor: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451686072
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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.

Le Portrait De Dorian Gray Non Censur

Autor: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Grasset
ISBN: 2246862361
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Tout le monde connaît le chef-d'œuvre d'Oscar Wilde tel qu'il a été publié en volume en 1891. Cette version diffère considérablement du manuscrit qu’il avait soumis quelques mois plus tôt au Lippincott's Magazine où le roman devait paraître en prépublication. Le directeur, par pruderie, l'avait sérieusement raboté, ce qui ne l'a pas empêché de provoquer un premier soulèvement d'indignation. Par la suite, Wilde a augmenté et remanié son roman, estompant ses passages les plus audacieux. La critique instruisait déjà son procès en immoralité. Il a fallu attendre 2011 pour que, en Angleterre, des universitaires rendent disponible le texte initial, avant les censures successives. C’est cette version que les Cahiers rouges publient pour la première fois en France. La trame reste inchangée. Dans le Londres fin de siècle, le peintre Basil Hallward tombe en adoration devant son modèle, le beau Dorian Gray. Leur chaste idylle commence, troublée par l'intervention d'un vieux camarade de Hallward, Lord Henry. Dandy hédoniste amoureux des bons mots, affichant avec insolence son homosexualité, il convainc Dorian de l'importance capitale de sa beauté. Un jour viendra où la vieillesse l'aura défiguré et plus personne ne le regardera. Horrifié, Dorian conclut un pacte faustien avec le portrait que Hallward a peint de lui : ce n'est plus lui que le temps abîmera, mais l’image du tableau. Le Portrait de Dorian Gray non censuré est encore plus délicieusement décadent et surtout plus ouvertement homosexuel. Le pouvoir érotique de Dorian est exacerbé, nombre de phrases rendent indubitable et intense la nature des sentiments de Hallward pour lui. On retrouvera bien sûr les saillies du spirituel Lord Henry, notamment le fameux : « De nos jours on sait le prix de tout, mais on ne connaît la valeur de rien. »

Le Portrait De Dorian Gray Non Censur

Autor: Oscar Wilde
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ISBN: 9782246862352
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Tout le monde connaît le chef-d'oeuvre d'Oscar Wilde tel qu'il a été publié en volume en 1891. Cette version diffère considérablement du manuscrit qu'il avait soumis quelques mois plus tôt au Lippincott's Magazine où le roman devait paraître en prépublication. Le directeur, par pruderie, l'avait sérieusement raboté, ce qui ne l'a pas empêché de provoquer un premier soulèvement d'indignation. Par la suite, Wilde a augmenté et remanié son roman, estompant ses passages les plus audacieux. La critique instruisait déjà son procès en immoralité. Il a fallu attendre 2011 pour que, en Angleterre, des universitaires rendent disponible le texte initial, avant les censures successives. C'est cette version que les Cahiers rouges publient pour la première fois en France. La trame reste inchangée. Dans le Londres fin de siècle, le peintre Basil Hallward tombe en adoration devant son modèle, le beau Dorian Gray. Leur chaste idylle commence, troublée par l'intervention d'un vieux camarade de Hallward, Lord Henry. Dandy hédoniste amoureux des bons mots, affichant avec insolence son homosexualité, il convainc Dorian de l'importance capitale de sa beauté. Un jour viendra où la vieillesse l'aura défiguré et plus personne ne le regardera. Horrifié, Dorian conclut un pacte faustien avec le portrait que Hallward a peint de lui : ce n'est plus lui que le temps abîmera, mais l'image du tableau. Le Portrait de Dorian Gray non censuré est encore plus délicieusement décadent et surtout plus ouvertement homosexuel. Le pouvoir érotique de Dorian est exacerbé, nombre de phrases rendent indubitable et intense la nature des sentiments de Hallward pour lui. On retrouvera bien sûr les saillies du spirituel Lord Henry, notamment le fameux : "De nos jours on sait le prix de tout, mais on ne connaît la valeur de rien".

The Picture Of Dorian Gray

Autor: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Oscar Wilde
ISBN: 8826044023
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"The Picture of Dorian Gray" is Oscar Wilde's classic tale of the moral decline of its title character, Dorian Gray. When Dorian has his portrait painted by Basil Hallward and wishes that he would stay young while his picture changes, his wish comes true. In exchange for this Dorian gives up his soul and as he ages the bad deeds that he commits are reflected in his painting and not him. "The Picture of Dorian Gray", arguably Wilde's most popular work, was considered quite scandalous when it was first published in the late 1800s in Victorian England.

The Picture Of Dorian Gray

Autor: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674057929
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Publishes for the first time the author's original, uncensored typescript, in an annotated edition with 60 color illustrations.

Dorian

Autor: Will Self
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802199348
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Henry Wotton, gay, drug addicted, and husband of Batface, the irrefutably aristocratic daughter of the Duke of This or That, is at the center of a clique dedicated to dissolution. His friend Baz Hallward, an artist, has discovered a young man who is the very epitome of male beauty — Dorian Gray. His installation Cathode Narcissus captures all of Dorian's allure, and, perhaps, something else. Certainly, after a night of debauchery that climaxes in a veritable conga line of buggery, Wotton and Hallward are caught in the hideous web of a retrovirus that becomes synonymous with the decade. Sixteen years later the Royal Broodmare, as Wotton has dubbed her, lies dying in a Parisian underpass. But what of Wotton and Hallward? How have they fared as stocks soar and T-cell counts plummet? And what of Dorian? How is it that he remains so youthful while all around him shrivel and die? Set against the AIDS epidemic of the eighties and nineties, Will Self's Dorian is a shameless reworking of our most significant myth of shamelessness, brilliantly evoking the decade in which it was fine to stare into the abyss, so long as you were wearing two pairs of Ray-Bans.

The Picture Of Dorian Gray The Original 1890 Uncensored Edition The Expanded And Revised 1891 Edition

Autor: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8074849120
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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.

The Picture Of Dorian Gray Le Portrait De Dorian Gray

Autor: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Oscar Wilde
ISBN: 1532733720
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The novel begins on a beautiful summer day with Lord Henry Wotton, a strongly-opinionated man, observing the sensitive artist Basil Hallward painting the portrait of a handsome young man named Dorian Gray, who is Basil's ultimate muse. After hearing Lord Henry's world view, Dorian begins to think beauty is the only worthwhile aspect of life. He wishes that the portrait Basil painted would grow old in his place. Under the influence of Lord Henry (who relishes the hedonic lifestyle and is a major exponent thereof), Dorian begins to explore his senses. He discovers amazing actress Sibyl Vane, who performs Shakespeare plays in a dingy theatre. Dorian approaches her and soon proposes marriage. Sibyl, who refers to him as "Prince Charming", swoons with happiness, but her protective brother James tells her that if "Prince Charming" harms her, he will certainly kill him. Dorian invites Basil and Lord Henry to see Sibyl perform in Romeo and Juliet. Sibyl, whose only knowledge of love was love of theatre, casts aside her acting abilities through the experience of true love with Dorian. Disheartened, Dorian rejects her, saying her beauty was in her acting, and he is no longer interested in her. When he returns home, he notices that his portrait has changed. Dorian realises his wish has come true – the portrait now bears a subtle sneer and will age with each sin he commits, while his own appearance remains unchanged. Dorian fait la connaissance de Lord Henry, dit Harry, un ami de Basil Hallward, un peintre reconnu. Conscient de la fascination et de la perversion que Lord Henry pourrait avoir pour son idéal de beauté, « cette nature simple et belle », Basil demande à Lord Henry de ne pas tenter de le corrompre. Mais Dorian se laisse séduire par les théories sur la jeunesse et le plaisir de ce nouvel ami qui le révèle à lui-même en le flattant : « Un nouvel hédonisme [...] Vous pourriez en être le symbole visible. Avec votre personnalité, il n'y a rien que vous ne puissiez faire ». Va naître dès lors en lui une profonde jalousie à l'égard de son propre portrait peint par Basil Hallward. Il formule le souhait que le tableau vieillisse à sa place pour pouvoir garder lui-même sa beauté d'adolescent. « Si je demeurais toujours jeune et que le portrait vieillisse à ma place ! Je donnerais tout, tout pour qu'il en soit ainsi. Il n'est rien au monde que je ne donnerais. Je donnerais mon âme ! ». Par la suite le jeune homme tombe amoureux d'une comédienne dont le jeu le fascine, Sibyl Vane, et lui promet le mariage. Mais son amour pour Dorian empêche Sibyl d'incarner ses personnages comme elle le faisait auparavant et son jeu devient très mauvais, ce que peuvent constater Basil et Lord Henry que Dorian a emmenés avec lui au théâtre. Profondément déçu et humilié, Dorian répudie Sibyl et la quitte brutalement, la laissant effondrée.

Fifty Shades Of Dorian Gray

Autor: Nicole Audrey Spector
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1620879379
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Meet artist Rosemary Hall and follow her inevitable downfall brought by her lust for the famous Dorian Gray—a tale both familiar and new in this brilliant erotic mash up of one of the world’s most beloved novels. With a mix of old fashioned Victorian debauchery and erotic 21st century lust this cleverly sexed-up classic will leave you wanting more! First published to sensational scandal amidst accusations that the novel was hedonist, unclean, and depicted distorted views of morality The Picture of Dorian Gray was a hit back in the day. In 1890 the Daily Chronicle wrote that Wilde's novel “will taint every young mind that comes in contact with it.” Well Victorian critics, gird your loins and prepare to meet Audrey Ember’s Fifty Shades of Dorian Gray: hotter, lewder, sexier, steamier, and more morally corrupt than Oscar Wilde’s original story! Rediscover this celebrated novel as it traces the moral degeneration of a beautiful young Londoner seduced by art and beauty into a cruel and reckless pursuer of pleasure. Meet artist Rosemary Hall and follow her inevitable downfall brought by her lust for the famous Dorian Gray—a tale both familiar and new in this brilliant erotic mash up of one of the world’s most beloved novels. With a mix of old fashioned Victorian debauchery and erotic 21st century lust this cleverly sexed-up classic will leave you wanting more!