Details

The Picture of Dorian Gray


The Picture of Dorian Gray



von: Oscar Wilde, Irvine Welsh

3,49 €

Verlag: Vintage Digital
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 13.04.2010
ISBN/EAN: 9781407074535
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 208

DRM-geschütztes eBook, Sie benötigen z.B. Adobe Digital Editions und eine Adobe ID zum Lesen.

Beschreibungen

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY IRVINE WELSHDorian is a good-natured young man until he discovers the power of his own exceptional beauty. As he gradually sinks deep into a frivolous, glamorous world of selfish luxury, he apparently remains physically unchanged by the stresses of his corrupt lifestyle and untouched by age. But up in his attic, hidden behind a curtain, his portrait tells a different story...
"In The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde set the gold standard for chroniclers of decadence"
Oscar Wilde's only novel: dark, captivating and intensely Victorian
Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin on 16 October 1854. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin and Magdalen College, Oxford. He later lived in London and married Constance Lloyd there in 1884. Wilde was a leader of the Aesthetic Movement. His only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, was first published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. He published a revised and expanded edition in 1891 in response to negative reviews which criticised the book’s immorality. Wilde became famous through of the immense success of his plays such as Lady Windemere's Fan (1892), An Ideal Husband (1895) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895).In 1985, after a public scandal involving Wilde's relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas, he was sentenced to two years' hard labour in Reading Gaol for 'gross indecency'. His poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol was based on his experiences in prison and was published in 1898. After his release, Wilde never lived in England again and died in Paris on 30 November 1900. He is buried in Père Lachaise cemetery.
'A heady late-Victorian tale of double-living' Sarah WatersDorian is a good-natured young man until he discovers the power of his own exceptional beauty. As he gradually sinks deep into a frivolous, glamorous world of selfish luxury, he apparently remains physically unchanged by the stresses of his corrupt lifestyle and untouched by age. But up in his attic, hidden behind a curtain, his portrait tells a different story...'In The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde set the gold standard for chroniclers of decadence' GuardianSee also: The Rape of the Lock

Diese Produkte könnten Sie auch interessieren:

Was kommt nach dem Klimawandel?  (Telepolis)
Was kommt nach dem Klimawandel? (Telepolis)
von: Jörg Phil Friedrich
EPUB ebook
4,99 €
Wenn Marionetten einsam sterben
Wenn Marionetten einsam sterben
von: Anne Gold
EPUB ebook
10,99 €
Der Maulwurf
Der Maulwurf
von: Dani von Wattenwyl
EPUB ebook
11,99 €