The Resource The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde., (ebook)

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde., (ebook)

Label
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Title
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Statement of responsibility
Oscar Wilde.
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Packaged in handsome and affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential literary works. From the musings of literary geniuses like Mark Twain in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to the striking personal narrative of Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, this new series is a comprehensive collection of our literary history through the words of the exceptional few. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde's masterpiece and lone novel, has endured as a significant piece of literature partly due to its philosophical nature and artful prose, and partly because of the stir it caused upon its initial publication. Published originally in 1890 in Lippincott's Magazine, The Picture of Dorian Gray-often deemed by Wilde's contemporaries to be "indecent"-tells the story of an attractive young man eponymous with the title who desires to be eternally young. Dorian is the subject of a portrait by a painter named Basil Hallward, who deems Gray's beauty to be inconceivably great. Rather than having to age himself, young and egotistical Dorian longs for the painting to age instead so that he can remain young and beautiful. When he sells his soul in exchange for eternal youth-a concept Wilde derived from the German legend of Faust-Dorian begins a life of vice and debauchery with its sole aim being pleasure. Meanwhile, the painting documents each of his sins within its appearance. When Dorian confronts the painting again with Hallward, a slew of unfortunate events unfold. Abundant with rich, philosophical themes and commentary, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a classic tale that warns its readers of the dangers that come with narcissism, self-indulgence, and ignorance
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Wilde, Oscar
Dewey number
823.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Appearance (Philosophy)
  • Conduct of life
  • Portraits
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde., (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781945186219
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12376743
Specific material designation
remote
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MWT12376743
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781945186219
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12376743
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12376743
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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