Oscar Wilde, THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, by Oscar Wilde (Oscar Wilde Complete Works)

Oscar Wilde, THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, by Oscar Wilde (Oscar Wilde Complete Works)

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The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord

Overview

The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are beauty and fulfillment of the senses. Realizing that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian (whimsically) expresses a desire to sell his soul to ensure the portrait Basil has painted would age rather than he. Dorian's wish is fulfilled, plunging him into debauched acts. The portrait serves as a reminder of the effect each act has upon his soul, with each sin displayed as a disfigurement of his form, or through a sign of aging.[3]

The Picture of Dorian Gray is considered a work of classic gothic fiction with a strong Faustian theme.-Wikipedia.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014209380
Publisher:
Castaway Family Press
Publication date:
04/21/2012
Series:
Wild Irish prose , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
288 KB

Meet the Author

Oscar Wilde was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 16, 1854
Date of Death:
November 30, 1900
Place of Birth:
Dublin, Ireland
Place of Death:
Paris, France
Education:
The Royal School in Enniskillen, Dublin, 1864; Trinity College, Dublin, 1871; Magdalen College, Oxford, England, 1874

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