The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Sprache - Englisch

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Oscar Wilde's 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' is a masterpiece of 19th-century literature, exploring the themes of beauty, vanity, and morality. The novel tells the story of Dorian Gray, a young man who remains youthful and handsome while a portrait of him ages and reflects his inner corruption. Wilde's writing style is elegant and witty, with sharp dialogue and rich descriptions that transport the reader to the decadent world of Victorian London. The novel challenges societal norms and poses thought-provoking questions about the nature of art and the consequences of living a life solely focused on pleasure and beauty. Wilde's use of symbolism and exploration of aestheticism make this book a timeless classic that continues to captivate readers today.

About the Author

Oscar Wilde, born Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on October 16, 1854, in Dublin, Ireland, was a towering figure in the late 19th-century literary world, renowned for his sharp wit, flamboyant style, and sparkling conversation. Wilde's education at Trinity College, Dublin, and subsequently at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he adopted aesthetic principles and aligned himself with the philosophy of 'art for art's sake', profoundly influenced his literary endeavors. He is best remembered for his novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' (1890), a masterful exploration of morality, vanity, and the interplay between art and life, which has left an indelible mark on the canon of English literature. Beyond his one novel, Wilde's literary achievements include a substantial oeuvre of plays, such as 'The Importance of Being Earnest', which showcased his genius for social satire and his ability to encapsulate the paradoxes of human experience. Although his career was beset with controversy, leading to a tragic downfall and imprisonment, Wilde's incisive social commentary and eloquent articulation of the human condition continue to resonate with readers and scholars alike. His work is characterized by its blend of beauty, irony, and moral contemplation, reflecting a life lived in passionate pursuit of art.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 188 Pages

Filesize: 500.2 KB

ISBN: 8596547371861