The Picture of Dorian Gray

eBook: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Sprache - Englisch

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Oscar Wilde's 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' is a novel that delves into the dangers of vanity and the pursuit of eternal youth. Set in the opulent and hedonistic world of Victorian London, the story follows the young and beautiful Dorian Gray who makes a Faustian pact to retain his youth and beauty while his portrait ages instead. Wilde's writing style is characterized by sharp wit, social commentary, and philosophical themes that challenge conventional morality. This Gothic masterpiece explores the consequences of aestheticism and the corrupting influence of a life lived solely for pleasure. The vivid descriptions and intricate character development make this novel a compelling read for lovers of classic literature. Oscar Wilde, a prolific playwright, poet, and critic, was known for his flamboyant personality and wit. His own life experiences and struggles with societal expectations and norms likely influenced the themes explored in 'The Picture of Dorian Gray.' As a prominent figure in the aestheticism movement, Wilde's perspective on art and beauty shines through in his novel. I highly recommend 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' to readers who appreciate thought-provoking literature that challenges societal conventions and explores the darker aspects of human nature. Wilde's timeless tale of Oscar Wilde's 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' is a classic that continues to captivate readers with its rich language, vivid imagery, and moral complexities.

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Oscar Wilde, born Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on October 16, 1854, in Dublin, Ireland, is one of the most iconic and charismatic figures in late Victorian literature. His writing is marked by sharp wit, flamboyance, and a probing satire of contemporary society and its mores. Wilde's literary output spans a variety of genres, including plays, poetry, and one novel for which he is particularly famous, 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' (1890). This novel is a masterpiece of aestheticism and a cautionary tale of the dangers of unchecked vanity and the pursuit of eternal youth. Wilde's unique style combines lush, poetic language with a critical edge that questions the values of his day, often exposing the hypocrisies underlying Victorian social conventions. Wilde's works were immensely popular in the 1890s, but his career was overshadowed by a scandalous and famous criminal trial. He was convicted of 'gross indecency' due to his homosexuality, a topic that, while subtly present in his works, was considered taboo and illicit at the time. After serving two years in prison, Wilde's health and spirit were broken, and he died in Paris on November 30, 1900. However, his literary legacy endures, and his works continue to be read and celebrated for their beauty, wit, and insight into the human condition.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 287 Seiten

Größe: 499,1 KB

ISBN: 8596547000761