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    The Picture Of Dorian Grey Ebook

    The Picture of Dorian Gray. Chapter I. The studio was filled with the rich odor of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden. The Picture of. Dorian Gray. Oscar Wilde. First published in This web edition published by [email protected] Last updated Wednesday, December 17 . Understanding that his beauty will fade, Dorian Gray expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that his picture, rather than he, will age and.

    Basil becomes immediately infatuated with Dorian, who is cultured, wealthy, and remarkably beautiful. Such beauty, Basil believes, is responsible for a new mode of art, and he decides to paint a portrait of the young man. While finishing the painting, Basil reluctantly introduces Dorian to his friend Lord Henry Wotton, a man known for scandal and exuberance. Wotton inspires Dorian to live life through the senses, to feel beauty in everyday experience. He expresses a desire to sell his soul and have the portrait of him age, while he, the man, stays eternally young. After graduating from Oxford in , Wilde moved to London, where he became notorious for his sharp wit and flamboyant style of dress. In , Oscar Wilde was tried for homosexuality and was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison. Tragically, this downfall came at the height of his career, as his plays, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, were playing to full houses in London. He was greatly weakened by the privations of prison life, and moved to Paris after his sentence.

    I have put too much of myself into it.

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    Why, my dear Basil, he is a Narcissus, and you—well, of course you have an intellectual expression, and all that. But beauty, real beauty, ends where an intellectual expression begins.

    The Picture of Dorian Gray eBook

    Intellect is in itself an exaggeration, and destroys the harmony of any face …. Copyright notice These books are published in Australia and are out of copyright here. Popular apps that support ePUB include: Connect your Kindle device with your computer using a USB cable.

    The Great Gatsby F. Dorian what I would like to be--in other ages, perhaps. Published in: A list of books that are commonly found on reading lists for US high school English classes.

    Since they are available on feedbooks for kindle and other devices, The Bildungsroman is a genre of the novel which focuses on the psychological and moral growth of the protagonist from youth to adulthood. Change is Add to a list. The nineteenth century dislike of romanticism is the rage of Caliban not seeing his own face in a glass. The moral life of man forms part of the subject-matter of the artist, but the morality of art consists in the perfect use of an imperfect medium.

    No artist desires to prove anything.

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    Even things that are true can be proved. No artist has ethical sympathies.

    An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style. No artist is ever morbid. The artist can express everything. Thought and language are to the artist instruments of an art.

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    Vice and virtue are to the artist materials for an art. From the point of view of form, the type of all the arts is the art of the musician.

    From the point of view of feeling, the actor's craft is the type. All art is at once surface and symbol.

    Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril.

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