Oscar Wilde the picture of dorian gray

ISBN 13: 9780435272135

the picture of dorian gray

4,05 valoración promedio
( 668.145 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780435272135: the picture of dorian gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. The magazine's editor feared the story was indecent, and without Wilde's knowledge, deleted roughly five hundred words before publication. 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 the 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.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Review:

A lush, cautionary tale of a life of vileness and deception or a loving portrait of the aesthetic impulse run rampant? Why not both? After Basil Hallward paints a beautiful, young man's portrait, his subject's frivolous wish that the picture change and he remain the same comes true. Dorian Gray's picture grows aged and corrupt while he continues to appear fresh and innocent. After he kills a young woman, "as surely as if I had cut her little throat with a knife," Dorian Gray is surprised to find no difference in his vision or surroundings. "The roses are not less lovely for all that. The birds sing just as happily in my garden."

As Hallward tries to make sense of his creation, his epigram-happy friend Lord Henry Wotton encourages Dorian in his sensual quest with any number of Wildean paradoxes, including the delightful "When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy." But despite its many languorous pleasures, The Picture of Dorian Gray is an imperfect work. Compared to the two (voyeuristic) older men, Dorian is a bore, and his search for ever new sensations far less fun than the novel's drawing-room discussions. Even more oddly, the moral message of the novel contradicts many of Wilde's supposed aims, not least "no artist has ethical sympathies. An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style." Nonetheless, the glamour boy gets his just deserts. And Wilde, defending Dorian Gray, had it both ways: "All excess, as well as all renunciation, brings its own punishment."

From the Publisher:

8 1-hour cassettes

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Argentina a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Oscar Wilde
Editorial: Dover Publications (1993)
ISBN 10: 0435272136 ISBN 13: 9780435272135
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
California Spanish Books
(buenos aires, Argentina)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Dover Publications, 1993. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780435272135

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 20,27
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Argentina a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Wilde, Oscar
Editorial: Dover Publications (1993)
ISBN 10: 0435272136 ISBN 13: 9780435272135
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 2
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Dover Publications, 1993. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110435272136

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 48,39
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,56
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío