✓ The Picture of Dorian Gray || ✓ PDF Read by ↠ Oscar Wilde


  • Title: The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Author: Oscar Wilde
  • ISBN: 9780812567113
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Paperback

  • Tor Classics are affordably priced editions designed to attract the young reader Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story Appropriate reader friendly type sizes have been chosen for each title offering clear, accurate, and readable text All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.This edTor Classics are affordably priced editions designed to attract the young reader Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story Appropriate reader friendly type sizes have been chosen for each title offering clear, accurate, and readable text All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.This edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Nancy Springer.When Dorian Gray, a wealthy but naive and irresistible young man, has his portrait pointed, he rashly wishes that he could remain as beautiful, youthful, and alluring as the handsome face in the portrait Little does he know that his wish will come true When encouraged by the decadent Lord Henry Wotton into a life of depravity and self indulgence, Gray is stunned to discover that while the face in the painting is aging grotesquely, he is not In fact, he remains as beautiful as ever Nothing ages him.But Gray s wanton lifestyle will eventually catch up with him, and the consequences of his reckless behavior will come to haunt him.
    Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Fingal O Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest As the result of a widely covered series of trials, Wilde suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years hard labour after being convicted of gross indecency with other men After Wilde was released from prison he set sail for Dieppe by the night ferry He never returned to Ireland or Britain, and died in poverty.


    Commentaires:

    Stephen
    Arguably literature's greatest study of shallowness, vanity, casual cruelty and hedonistic selfishness, Wilde lays it down here with ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!! This was my first experience in reading Oscar Wilde and the man’s gift for prose and dialogue is magical. This story read somewhat like a dark, corrupted Jane Austen in that the writing was snappy and pleasant on the ear, but the feeling it left you with was one of hopelessness and despair. The level of cynicism and societal disregard that W [...]

    Paula
    This book reminded me why I hate classics.Like Frankenstein, it starts out with a great premise: what if a portrait bore the brunt of age and sin, while the person remained in the flush of youth? How would that person feel as they watched a constant reminder of their true nature develop? And like Frankenstein, it gets completely bogged down in uninteresting details and takes forever to get to the interesting bits. Seriously, in a 230-page novel, the portrait doesn't even start to change until 10 [...]

    Scoobs
    Oh Dorian. Oh Dorian.When I first read this book in the fruitless years of my youth I was excited, overwhelmed and a blank slate (as Dorian is, upon his first encounter with Lord Henry) easily molded, persuaded, influenced, etc.Certain Wildisms (Wildeisms?) would take my breath away. Would become my mottos to believe in. To follow. To live.Lines like:"It is silly of you, for there is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.""But beauty, real [...]

    Barry Pierce
    So I read all of Wilde's plays a couple of years ago but for some reason I never read this at the time. This is probably the number one most requested book for me to read. So I read it. Are ya happy now!? ARE YA!?I really rather enjoyed this. Well, obviously. I mean, did you honestly think I wasn't going to like The Picture of Dorian Gray? It's by Oscar Wilde for fuck's sake. His prose is like spilled honey flowing across a wooden table and waterfalling onto the floor beneath. The viscous liquid [...]

    Emily May
    "The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself. The reason I will not exhibit this picture is that I am afraid that I have shown in it the secret of my own soul."And so begins this tale of art and sin. I would highly recommend first watching the movie Wilde starring the wonderful Stephen Fry, it is a film which takes the audience on a journey through the life of the tormented wri [...]

    Ana
    “Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.” This book is dark unicorns and rainbows. It's chocolate ice cream with cherries on top. It's a pizza with everything on it. It's a fluffy kitten. It's ice cold lemonade on a hot summer day. It is absolutely marvellous.I couldn't help but include this in my review. Keanu Reeves is the real life Dorian Gray.

    Bookdragon Sean
    I finished reading this last night, and afterwards I spent an entire hour staring into space so I could contemplate over the majesty of this work. It left me speechless. This book is exquisite; it is an investigation into the human soul, the power of vanity and the problems of living a life with not a single consequence for your actions. It’s truly powerful stuff. It begins with a simple realisation, and perhaps an obvious one. But, for Dorian it is completely life changing. He realises that b [...]

    Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    The Picture of Dorian Gray is a hard book to review. After reading such eloquent, beautiful, and rich writing, I am at a loss for how to command my comparatively paltry ability to use words to express how I felt about this book.Forgive me as I go back to AP English for a few moments. I asked myself what were the themes of this novel. Here is my list:IdentityExperience BeautyThe triumph on senses over reasonAccountabilityI will attempt to build my review, in part, around the discussion of these t [...]

    Elyse
    This is the first time I've read this classic book.but I've loved Oscar Wilde for as long as I can remember. There is much to take away from this book. Themes exploring shallowness, selfishness, superficiality, hedonism, morality, and flaws of life and being human. The dialogue is witty and humorous. Oscar Wilde had great insights on beauty.I love this quote:"But beauty, real beauty, ends where an intellectual expression begins. Intellect is in itself a mode of exaggeration, and destroys the har [...]

    Trevor
    This is another of those books I’ve been meaning to read for ages and kept putting off. Although I’ve a particularly good reason for putting this one off, as a very good friend of mine, who died a couple of years ago, spoke to me about this book and I was worried that might make it hard to read for quite other reasons.He said that when he read this book as a young man it made him certain that he was not homosexual. Now, that in itself was enough to make me curious about the book. This is a b [...]

    Huda Yahya
    ما هو أبشع كابوس تخيلته في حياتك؟ما الذي تراه أصعب شيء يمكن أن تتعرض لهماذا لو استطعت تجميع كل خطاياك و تخبئتها في مكان سري لا يعلمه ‏سواكماذا لو استطعت أن تنفض يدك عن أي جريمة ارتكبت‏وأي شر اقترفتماذا لو استطعت تحقيق المستحيلوضمنت الخلود؟؟وماذا لو كان ذلك المكان السري هو و [...]

    Henry Avila
    "A face without a heart", so said Shakespeare in Hamlet, but it applies to the portrait of Dorian Gray even better. When the young gentleman Dorian Gray from a wealthy aristocratic family in Victorian England, has his picture completed something is missing, Basil Hallward, the painter senses it and insists that no one sees his greatest work, except a few people The witty Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian's soon to be best friend seems amused, a shy artist! All three are fascinated by the painting, disc [...]

    Nayra.Hassan
    بسهولة شديدة يستحيل البياض سواد لكن كم هو صعب إعادة البياض لقلب اسود مختوم بالمعاصيمفتون بالاثامكقلبك يا دوريان♥هذا وجهه سمح و ملامحه وضاءة تشع نور و هذا وجهه فظ غليظ خشن حجب نورههل وجوهنا تحمل اثامنا؟هل تجاعيدنا =خطايانا بالطبع لا☆ و الا لما كان في اللغة تعبيرات مثل و أسفر [...]

    Paul Bryant
    I don't know what I was quite expecting here. It's a psychological horror story with a lot of comic relief, in the form of the endless witty paradoxes. After page 30 you are thinking that if Lord Henry makes just one more crack you're going to knock his monocle off his family crest and grind it underfoot. Oscar often clearly thinks he's being hilarious with his wit with a capital W – and maybe it's me, but Oscar Wilde often sounds like a parody of Oscar Wilde, like in the Monty Python sketchWH [...]

    Kalliope
    Funny how books are moulded by the circumstances in which they have been read.In Dorian Gray, some of its aspects are very easy to grasp and do not need great explanations. For example, Wilde’s epigrammatic style is so very distinct. I have had a lot of fun selecting quotes and peppered with them my reading progress.His sentences are like small diamonds. They can be held and set against the light and moved around so that their different facets will shine and reflect the world around them. They [...]

    Melanie
    “Some day, when you are old and wrinkled and ugly, when thought has seared your forehead with its lines, and passion branded your lips with its hideous fires, you will feel it, you will feel it terribly.”So, I wanted 2018 to be the year that I try to get back into classics! In the past, I’ve found some of them daunting to read, or just too boring to ever feel invested in. But I feel like The Picture of Dorian Gray was the perfect start.Beautiful art by saku-chann on TumblrI originally was [...]

    Jonathan Terrington
    The Picture of Dorian Gray could also be titled A Portrait of the Human Soul, for in his dark and tragic commentary Oscar Wilde spares no liberties in discussing morality, religion, society and the depths of the human condition. It is a deeply moving and inspired novel centering around the defining power of art. It is not an easy novel to read with its dark elements. For in paying heed to Dorian Gray's demise one is drawn into a reflection of their own spiritual condition.For those who have no i [...]

    Petra X
    Possessing eternal youth and beauty produces exactly the same effect as sentencing a man to life without the possibility of parole. Both have nothing to lose and morals disappear before the desire for immediate self-gratification in all things. And so it is with Dorian Gray. It's a moral story so eventually his evil catches up with him and he dies, as does the criminal. Is Oscar Wilde saying that it is man's essential nature, to be so internally psychopathic and selfish that so long as he can ke [...]

    Johann (jobis89)
    "Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic."Under the influence of a captivating aristocrat, Dorian Gray sells his soul in exchange for prolonged youth and vitality. Part of the deal is that a full-length portrait of Dorian will age and record his sins, whereas he remains unblemished.Picking one quote from this book was like being asked to read just one book for the rest of your life - nigh-on impossible. I hadn't even thought about how difficult it would be until Tes [...]

    Manny
    "My dear Jordan!" said Lord Rayner expansively, as the butler discreetly closed the door behind his young visitor. "Really, it is too good to see you again! And what brings you to Cambridge?""Oh, this and that," said the lad, flinging himself casually onto a priceless Ikea divan. "By the way, has there been some mistake in the casting? I thought I was female?""Well, since we're doing Dorian Gray, I hoped you would have no objection to reversing your gender," said his host. "And besides, is there [...]

    İntellecta
    From Dorian's emotional movements, Lord Henry's advice, or Basil Hallward's soulfulness, it is possible for one to take a deeper look into himself and to make new solutions to social behavior. There are many auspicious conclusions to be drawn. The work is original, and the work shines in anarchist accents within this authenticity.It is a work to be considered, questioned and scrutinizedZitat: "ich habe die Weiber, die einen lieben, satt. Weiber, die einen hassen, sind viel interessanter."

    Amira Mahmoud
    هي صورة الأحزانهي وجه بلا قلبهي صورة داخل كل منّا، صورة الروح أو صورة النفس أو أيًا ما كان يمكن أن تسميها.الصورة التي تعكس وجهنا الحقيقيّ الذي لا يعرف عنه الناس شيئًايسعى البعض للتفتيش عنها دائمًا، تفقدها بين حين وآخر والعناية بهاوالبعض الآخر يتركها، يحاول دفنها وردمها بعيد [...]

    Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    (3.5) This reminded me of why I like classics. Some parts dragged on too long but I enjoyed it overall!

    ميقات الراجحي
    (1)اللوحة : الـفـكرة تخرج من رأس صاحـبهـاتبهره تلك التفاصيل الدقيقة في هذا الـوجهالذي ينز طفولة ورقة وعـذوبة. هو مـشـروعناجح بالنسبة للرسام الذي ألتقط الـفـكرة .قرأت هذا العمل في بريطانيا – لندن. ولمن يعرف تفاصيل العصر الفكتوري وماقبله وبعده بخمسين عام سيعرف أثر هذه الأجواء [...]

    Fabian
    Perfect, exquisite, everything that was promised to you. This one has quite a high degree of FOLLOW THROUGH. "Gray" is majestic, about the superficial love for oneself. It poses many questions, and as a book of ideas, perhaps the most innovatory in the latter part of the 19th century of them all, it is exactly what a reader wants. Absolute flawlessness, like the young Dorian himself. It's ESSENTIAL. Indeed, the pinnacle of Gay Lit. Comes to us in the rare tradition of too-good-to-be-true, actual [...]

    Jason
    I am not sure whether this novel is so perfect I should wish Wilde had written more, or whether this novel is so perfect I should be grateful it stands alone.Wilde was an aesthete? This is a work of aestheticism? Hardly. The Picture of Dorian Gray is a gripping and sincere morality tale, told with beauty, and about beauty, but ultimately driven by the quasi-Gothic nightmare that rests beneath all that is beautiful in the book and all that is said about the pursuit of beauty by its primary charac [...]

    Jonathan Ashleigh
    If no one wrote a novel after this one: it would be the greatest story ever told and I would be ok with that.

    Councillor
    What would you do to gain eternal youth, to be beautiful and young and highly respected forever and ever? In the first instance, you should think long and longer about such a yearning, because in the end, it is not external beauty which counts it is the beauty of your soul. A lesson Dorian Gray has to learn in one of the most gruesome ways you could imagine."The Picture of Dorian Gray" is an absolute masterpiece, which is a compliment I rarely pay a book. Oscar Wilde can easily be considered to [...]

    Leo .
    Great story. Imagine being immortal. Wow! To still be around after hundreds of years. One thing is true, you would know what really happened in the past. Let's face it you would have witnessed something first hand. And today you would read the modern history books and maybe, just maybeLol!All history is just what it means. His. Story. History was predominantly written by men. Left brain and in a draconian way. History to me, whomever wrote it, is theory, opinion and conjecture. How one perceives [...]

    فهد الفهد
    صورة دوريان جراي لو طلب مني إعداد قائمة بأهم الكتب التي قرأتها في حياتي، ستكون رائعة أوسكار وايلد على رأس القائمة، ومهما صغرت قائمتي، ومهما تطايرت منها العناوين، ستبقى (صورة دوريان جراي) لأنها رواية عبقرية كتبها فنان عملاق. قرأت هذه الرواية في مراهقتي، نسخة مختصرة منها بالأ [...]

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