I know you and Harry are great friends. But no longer feel so strongly for them. If I did, I would lose all my pleasure. When I like people immensely I never tell their names to any one. Wilde conflates the images of the upper-class man and lower-class man in Dorian Gray, a gentleman slumming for strong entertainment in the poor parts of London town.
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Gray, the gods have been good to you. A 19th century London opium den based on fictional accounts of the day. Why had I highlighted these lines? Lead the life you did and for what? Edited with an Introduction by Robert Mighall Preface by Peter Ackroyd Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty.
While sitting for the painting, Dorian listens to Lord Henry espousing his hedonistic world view, and begins to think that beauty is the only aspect of life worth pursuing.
When I leave town now I never tell my people where I am going. Difference of object does not alter singleness of passion. I am going to include two more quotes from the book that truly fucked me up.
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Sibyl, too enamoured with Dorian to act, performs poorly, which makes both Basil and Lord Henry think Dorian has fallen in love with Sibyl because of her beauty instead of her acting talent.
It is like surrendering a part of them.
You will suffer horriblyThe Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine/5(K).
Feb 04, · Oscar Wilde's tale of a Faustian pact in Victorian England, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a both a slow-burning Gothic horror and a brilliant philosophical investigation of youth, beauty and desire/5(K). The Picture of Dorian Gray, the only novel by Oscar Wilde, was first published in and tells of how a portrait taken of the eponymous Dorian Gray is marred because of his many sins, becoming old and disfigured, while he himself remains young and perfect.
The novel contains many of the famous epigrams from Wilde’s earlier plays and many themes and images drawing heavily on Wilde’s extensive. Mar 24, · In The Portrait of Dorian Gray, Lord Henry is a manipulative figure.
In the context of the Faust legend, if Lord Henry is not literally the devil, he undoubtedly plays the devil’s advocate by manipulating Dorian’s inexperience and leading him into a demonic contract. Oscar Wilde's tale of a Faustian pact in Victorian England, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a both a slow-burning Gothic horror and a brilliant philosophical investigation of youth, beauty and desire.
This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Mighall.
The Picture of Dorian Gray begins on a beautiful summer day in Victorian era England, where Lord Henry Wotton, an opinionated man, is observing the sensitive artist Basil Hallward painting the portrait of Dorian Gray, a handsome young man who is Basil's ultimate muse.Download