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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    Frances Gray
  • ISBN:
    1408217317
  • ISBN13:
    978-1408217313
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  • Publisher:
    Pearson Education; 1 edition (July 20, 2009)
  • Pages:
    160 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Genre Fiction
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Having decided to read through all the classics, I plumped for Oscar Wilde as my first choice. If all his books are as descriptive as Dorian Gray, I think I might be a little disappointed.

Having decided to read through all the classics, I plumped for Oscar Wilde as my first choice. I loved the idea behind the story, popular, wealthy man wishes he could stay young while a portrait that has been painted of him could grow old in his place.

This book was of great use (and still is) for my English Literature exam on The Picture of Dorian Gray.

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a Gothic and philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine.

series York Notes Advanced. You’ll learn all about the historical context of the piece; find detailed discussions of key passages and characters; learn interesting facts about the text; and discover structures, patterns and themes that you may never have known existed.

You'll learn all about the historical context of the piece; find detailed discussions of key passages and characters; learn interesting facts about the text; and discover structures, patterns and themes that you may never have known existed.

The structure of Dorian Gray is balanced between Lord Henry's early influence on Dorian (the first ten chapters) and Dorian's . The "yellow book" reflects Lord Henry's continuing influence and seems to be a demonic force of its own.

The structure of Dorian Gray is balanced between Lord Henry's early influence on Dorian (the first ten chapters) and Dorian's life as an adult (the last ten chapters). Each section begins with an expository chapter. Wilde uses devices such as dinner parties to provide temporary relief from intense action. Note also that Wilde's talents as a dramatist often are applied to the novel. Major symbols in the novel include the portrait, which dominates the story as it reflects Dorian's increasing fall into debauchery.

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Frustrated, Dorian decides to destroy the picture, the visible evidence of his dreadful crimes, and the closest thing to a conscience he has. Dorian slashes at the painting with the same knife that killed Basil, trying to destroy the work as he did the artist. A tremendous crash and a terrible cry alert the servants that something very, very bad has happened- it's even audible outside the house.

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