The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde

The Picture Of Dorian Gray

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The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published as a serial in Lippencott’s Monthly Magazine, and the publishers thought it would so offend readers that they removed nearly 500 words without Wilde’s approval. Wilde soon expanded it and republished it as a novel, including a short preface justifying his art. Even though his contemporaries considered it so offensive that some argued for his prosecution, Dorian Gray today survives as a classic philosophical novel that explores themes of aestheticism and double lives. Couched in Wilde’s trademark cutting wit, Dorian Gray is still being adapted today, with Dorian and his smoldering portrait remaining cultural touchstones.
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Gleb Sologub
Gleb Sologubshared an impression5 years ago
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Великолепный английский - легкий, изящный, красивый и при этом вполне понятный. Много интересных мыслей, афоризмов. Потрясающая история. Рекомендую читать только в оригинале - стандартный перевод отвратителен.

Amma Bissiu
Amma Bissiushared an impression7 months ago
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I don't know why it took me so long before deciding to read this book. If you love classic, this is definitely for you .

cqc1502shared an impressionlast year
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My favorite work of Oscar Wilde.

Maxim Makarchuk
Maxim Makarchukhas quoted3 years ago
It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
Nadezhda Smirnova
Nadezhda Smirnovahas quoted3 years ago
But 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 learned professions. How perfectly hideous they are!
Alina Sheremet
Alina Sheremethas quoted2 years ago
“Laughter is not at all a bad be­gin­ning for a friend­ship, and it is far the best end­ing for one,”
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