The Picture of Dorian Gray Book æ 253 pages Download ☆ Oscar wilde

Book The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray Book æ 253 pages Download ☆ Oscar wilde Ç ❤ The Picture of Dorian Gray pdf ⚣ Author Oscar Wilde – Enthralled by his own exuisite portrait Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty Influenced by his friend Lord HenrNovel was a succès de scandale and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895 It has lost none of its power to fascinate and distu This is the first time I've read this classic bookbut 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 beautyI love this uoteBut beauty real beauty ends where an intellectual expression begins Intellect is in itself a mode of exaggeration and destroys the harmony of any face The moment one sits down to think one becomes all nose or all forehead or something horrid Look at the successful men in any of the learn professions How perfectly hideous they are Except of course in the Church But then in the Church they don't think A bishop keeps on saying at the age of 80 what he was told to say when he was a boy of eighteen and as a natural conseuence he always looks absolutely delightful Very reflective reada little like looking into a mirror

Oscar Wilde ¶ The Picture of Dorian Gray Text

Enthralled by his own exuisite portrait Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton he is drawn into a co 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 Wilde’s characters display towards humanity is simply staggering Despite the dark or likely because of it this is one of the most engaging compelling and lyrical pieces of literature I have read The uality of the prose is nothing short masterful I assume most people know the basic outline of the plot but I will give you a few sentences on it The three main characters are Basil Hallward Lord Henry Wotton and Dorian Gray Basil Hallward is an artist who after painting a picture of Dorian Gray becomes obsessed with him because of his beauty the homosexual vs art object love Basil feels towards Dorian are left vague likely because of the time it was written Dorian then meets a friend Basil’s Lord Henry and becomes enthralled with Lord Henry’s world view which is a form of extreme hedonism that posits the only worthwhile life is one spent pursuing beauty and satisfaction for the senses The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it Resist it and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful Well at one point Dorian utters the famous words uoted at the beginning of my review and the “Faustian” bargain is struck While this story is often mentioned among the classics of the Horror genre which I do have a problem with this is much a study of the human monster than it is some boogeyman My favorite parts of the story were the extensive dialogues between the characters usually Dorian and Lord Henry They were wonderfully perverse and display a level of casual cruelty and vileness towards humanity that make it hard to breathe while reading Oh and Lord Henry reserves particular offense for the female of the species to wit My dear boy no woman is a genius Women are a decorative sex They never have anything to say but they say it charmingly Women represent the triumph of matter over mind just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals YES folkshe absolutely did One of the most intriguing uotes I have seen from Oscar Wilde regarding this book is his comparison of himself to the three main characters He said that he wrote the three main characters as reflections of himself Wilde said “Basil Hallward is what I think I am Lord Henry is what the world thinks me Dorian is what I would like to be—in other ages perhaps”I was somewhat floored by this as I found Dorian to be a truly stark representation of evil and could not see how Wilde could find an idealized form within the character When I say evil I don't mean just misguided or weak minded someone bamboozled by the clever lectures of Lord Henry I found Gray to be selfish vain inhumanly callous and sadistically cruel I intend to try and learn about Wilde’s outlook on this character as it truly escapes meRegardless this is a towering piece of literature Beautifully written and filled with memorable characters and a deeply moving story A novel deserving of its status as a classic of English Literature 50 stars HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATIONPS For of audiobooks I listened to the audio version of this read by Michael Page who has become one of my favorite narrators His performance here was amazing

Ebook É The Picture of Dorian Gray ¶ Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian GrayRrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman inthe eyes of polite society Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence The 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 reuested 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 liuid flowing slowly over the edge His plot perfectly paced moves slowly as we wade deeper and deeper into Dorian Gray's maniacal life Over the edge we go as everything goes wrong there's death there's pain there's long conversations about art We hit the floor as we finish and we see nothing but sweetness amassing around us as we escape from Wilde's prose Putting the book down you see the light has hit the stream and it glows and it shines and it sparkles and you stand there mesmorised by what you're witnessing and you put the book back on your shelf and feel sorry for the book you read next So yeah it's good