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Sinopsis: As the years pass, Dorian Gray always looks young and handsome. But in the attic a picture of Dorian is changing day by day. What is happening to the picture and why has no one ever seen it? A classic story by one of the most celebrated authors of the nineteenth century. Oscar Wilde was famous not only for his writing but also his decadent life-style which made him many enemies as well as friends.
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."
Título: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Penguin Readers,...
Editorial: Pearson ESL
Año de publicación: 2000
Condición del libro: Used: Very Good
Descripción Longman, 1999. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Very Good condition with no significant faults. Clearly used but very few minor defects. Will look good on your book case after reading but may not be suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0002379419
Descripción Longman, 1999. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. A slight tan to the page edges. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0007655433
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR001845741
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Descripción Longman Publishing Group. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Nº de ref. de la librería G0582418089I3N00
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Descripción Longman, 1999. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Fine. Penguin Readers (level 4) series. Fine (Amazon 'Like New') unused condition. This book is in stock now, in our UK premises. Photos of most of our books are available - please ask, as dustjacket and cover illustrations vary, and unless the accompanying image is marked 'Bookseller Image', it is an Abebooks Stock Image, NOT our own. Overseas buyers also note that shipping rates apply to packets of 750g and under, and should the packed weight of an item exceed this we reserve the right to ship via 'Economy', or request extra postage prior to fulfilling the order, or cancel. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000095602
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Descripción Pearson ESL, 2000. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0582418089