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Released: 1993-10-13

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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Dover Thrift Editions) by Oscar Wilde


Celebrated novel lines the moral degeneration of a just right-looking younger Londoner from an blamemuch less fop right into a mercimuch less and reckmuch less pursuer of pleasure and, in spite of everything, a murderer. As Dorian gray sinks into depravity, his frame assists in keeping very best adolescence and power at the same time as his not too long ago painted portrait displays the ravages of crime and sensuality.
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A lush, cautionary story of a lifetime of vileness and deception or a loving portrait of the aesthetic impulse run rampant? Why not both? After Basil Hallward paints an exquisite, younger mancff0478#three9;s portrait, his subjectcff0478#three9;s frivolous want that the picture amendment and he keep the equivalent comes actual. Dorian graycff0478#three9;s symbol grows elderly and corrupt at the same time as he assists in keeping to look recent and blamemuch less. After he kills a tender lady, "as remember that as even though I had minimize her little throat with a knife," Dorian gray is stunned to seem out no distinction in his vision or environment. "The roses are not much less stunning for all that. The birds sing just as we are in my lawn."

As Hallward attempts to make feel of his introduction, his epigram-glad circle of relatives member Lord Henry Wotton encourages Dorian in his sensual quest with any number of Wildean paradoxes, at the side of the pleasant "after we are glad we are at all times just right, but if we are just right we are not at all times glad." however despite its many languorous pleasures, the picture of Dorian gray is a not quite perfect paintings. in comparison to the two (voyeuristic) older men, Dorian is a bore, and his are looking for for ever new sensations far much less fun than the radicalcff0478#three9;s drawing-room discussions. much more oddly, the moral message of the radical contradicts a large number of Wildecff0478#three9;s intended objectives, not least "no artist has ethical sympathies. an ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style." on the other hand, the glamour boy gets his just deserts. And Wilde, protective Dorian gray, had it both ways: "All further, in addition to all renunciation, brings its own punishment."

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writer: Oscar Wildewriter: Dover eleganceesBinding: PaperbackLanguage: EnglishPages: 176

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