- Taschenbuch: 182 Seiten
- Verlag: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (30. Oktober 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1493621890
- ISBN-13: 978-1493621897
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 21,6 x 1 x 27,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 293.468 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 30. Oktober 2013
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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his only novel (The Picture of Dorian Gray), his plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death. Wilde's parents were successful Anglo-Irish Dublin intellectuals. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life. At university Wilde read Greats; he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. He became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles. As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems, lectured in the United States and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in Art", and then returned to London where he worked prolifically as a journalist. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress and glittering conversation, Wilde became one of the best-known personalities of his day. At the turn of the 1890s, he refined his ideas about the supremacy of art in a series of dialogues and essays, and incorporated themes of decadence, duplicity, and beauty into his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). The opportunity to construct aesthetic details precisely, and combine them with larger social themes, drew Wilde to write drama. He wrote Salome (1891) in French in Paris but it was refused a licence for England due to the absolute prohibition of Biblical subjects on the English stage. Unperturbed, Wilde produced four society comedies in the early 1890s, which made him one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London.
Starting with absent-minded acts Dorian slowly sinks into debauchery. And with every new act his picture becomes more grotesque while Dorian stays is young and as innocent looking as the day his picture was painted.
What will become of Dorian?
What will become of Dorian's painting?
What would you do if you were Dorian?
Oscar Wilde paints a picture himself as he describes Dorian Gray's dilemma. And we as readers travel with Dorian as each decision is made. In some places in the story Oscar Wilde seems to drag on and on with detail; however we find that this detail is necessary to set the next scene.
Oscar Wilde himself led a risky life that lead to a jail sentence; is attitudes can be seen in the dialogues in this book.
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I'm not going to list the characters, or their characteristics because anyone reading this review already knows about them. But the plot and the general story are just so well-written and well-executed. Basically, if you love paradoxes, this book is just one long paradox. All the characters are paradoxes as well. Really, when you strip it down, it doesn't have a specific meaning, and I think that's kind of the point of this lovely work. There's no point, and none of the events matter in the long term because the events are also paradoxical. It really draws a parallel to every day life. It doesn't matter how long ago it was written- it's themes still hold true. This book is a work of art. It's magnificent, and if you're a literature buff and by some crazy miracle have not managed to read The Picture of Dorian Gray, please do! And while you're at it, check out Oscar Wilde's plays. They're hilarious.
The prose is wonderful, and while this is a character-driven novel, it still manages to be a page-turner. I've loved this book ever since I first discovered it.
The copy I purchased was massive. A little too big, to be honest, but that's my fault for not having carefully read the dimensions. Still, it's a great addition to my physical library!
p.s. my colleague recommended and i bought the wrong one