Picture of Dorian Gray (Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 2

Picture of Dorian Gray (Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 2

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by Oscar Wilde
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393927547

ISBN-13: 9780393927542

Pub. Date: 11/19/2006

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

This Norton Critical Edition is the only edition available that includes both the 1890 Lippincott’s and the 1891 book versions of The Picture of Dorian Gray, allowing students to compare the two published versions with the editorial guidance of Michael Patrick Gillespie.
“Backgrounds” and “Reviews and Reactions” allow readers to gauge…  See more details below

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This Norton Critical Edition is the only edition available that includes both the 1890 Lippincott’s and the 1891 book versions of The Picture of Dorian Gray, allowing students to compare the two published versions with the editorial guidance of Michael Patrick Gillespie.
“Backgrounds” and “Reviews and Reactions” allow readers to gauge the novel’s sensational reception and to consider the heated public debate over art and morality that the novel engendered.
“Criticism” includes seven new essays on the novel that reflect key changes in interpretive theory in recent years and reveal the broad range of interpretive perspectives on Wilde and The Picture of Dorian Gray. Michael Patrick Gillespie, Simon Joyce, Donald L. Lawler, Sheldon W. Liebman, Maureen O’Connor, Elli Ragland-Sullivan, and John Paul Riquelme provide their varied assessments.
A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393927542
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/19/2006
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
193,553
Product dimensions:
4.98(w) x 8.22(h) x 1.02(d)

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The Picture of Dorian Gray 4.2 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 381 reviews.
Lark_LaVoix More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books of ALL time. I've read it over & over. Oscar Wilde was an amazing author & master of witty sarcasm. He has a thought-provoking view on life & society.

My copy is riddled with highlighted quotes that I think perfectly sum up the quirks of human behavior. This book is a thriller, social commentary, philosophical discussion, & vocabulary lesson all in one! He can ramble at some points, but read through it because what these ramblings reveal are quite insightful. Don't be intimidated, though. It's short compared to a lot of other classics with similarly "difficult" language. Grab a dictionary, open up your mind...& you'll get a lot out of this read.
Grey11 More than 1 year ago
I had heard the theatre tale of Dorian Gray and I wanted to know the real story. Something about the Barnes and Noble book cover of the portrait of Dorian Gray made it stand out amongst the other classics. I normally don't mark my books but there were so many whitty remarks and absolute truths I had to mark them so I could tell others. The story takes place over many years but somehow didn't feel rushed and leaves you screaming for more at the end. On top of that, the most interesting thing about the way Wilde writes this story is that he never really tells you what sins the character is guilty of, thus making you fill them in yourself. How wicked is your soul's own thoughts? Definately a buy and keep!
PiggityPig More than 1 year ago
I read the 13 chapter version, and then the 20 Chapter version. Never, ever read the 13ch version, it is dull and flat. The 20 version, the version we know now, is so much more provacative. While I would still recommend Frankenstein as a philosophical text of this, Dorian Gray makes you question within yourself the forces of hedonism and puritanism. The continual fight between Hedonism and Puritanism is still one we must struggle with today, and with both sides refusing to take a middle ground, Dorian Gray remains an important text.
love-2-readJT More than 1 year ago
I started to read this book because I had wanted to read as many of the classics and I could bear through. The Picture of Darian Grey really fooled me. I thought it would be ho-hum until I stated to read it. What a lesson about life. How very often we do away with someone who really loves us to get along with someone who just wants to use us......and we are too in love with ourselves to know or admit we made a mistake till it is too late. Oscar Wilde was a terrific writer.
CScottMorris More than 1 year ago
This ebook was poorly converted, and is riddled with errors. Find another free copy...
Tamara87 More than 1 year ago
I was first captured by this book by Oscar Wilde's wonderful use of language. Although many of his characters are rotten and dirty at the core, they are still very eloquent and every line could be a thought provoking quote. Even the narrations are equally eloquent. Aside from the language, the story is wonderful and I really enjoyed reading the book, as it is the only novel written by Oscar Wilde. If you enjoy the classics, you better not skip this one...and if you don't: still pick this one up from B&N, you will not be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book for a project in one of my english classes in high school. I loved it. The dialogue is great, the story is awesome, and I was always wondering what happened next. I recommend it!
Glass-Cannon More than 1 year ago
Good read but tends to drone on at times
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why are the same books listed numerous times and at differing cost?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has a great plot, as well as many lessons learned.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The errors take away from the book, thoughit is good
BastilleDay More than 1 year ago
Good book club "classic"
Anonymous 8 months ago
Yawns sleeping
Anonymous 9 months ago
Give me a new name and ill try to join this camp.
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Firebird limped in slowly, lifting his head wearily, his eyes shifting slowly around the camp.
Anonymous 11 months ago
May i join?
Anonymous 11 months ago
May I join the clan? And if I may my power would be to gain more strength during the break of dawn. I am a black shecat with blue eyes and have purple paches on my fur. My wing are black and the tips are purple. I hope you will acsept me I will follow the Warrior Code and perhapes find friends here. I promice if you give me an apprentice I will teach her/him the ways of the Code. And plege my self to you to protect you and may be to be friends with you. ~Dawn
Anonymous 11 months ago
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!*She jumps around everyone very exited*
Anonymous 11 months ago
Yawned stretching
Anonymous 11 months ago
Rockclan @ 'diq'like you did last time !!
Anonymous 11 months ago
*watches from edge of camp*
Anonymous 11 months ago
Want to read a story? 'Lari' res one!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Wher R me kit