The Picture Of Dorian Gray And Other Writings

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471137252
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The Picture Of Dorian Gray And Other Writings from the Author: Oscar Wilde. Dorian Gray's extraordinary beauty wins the admiration of an artist who begins painting portraits of him, all but one depicting him as an ancient hero. This single portrait is of Dorian in his very essence; an honest depiction of his character and beauty. But when someone tells Dorian that beauty fades, he begins to see the portrait as a menacing thing, which will inevitably remind him of the beauty he once had. Dorian pledges his soul for a critical exchange: that the picture bears the burden of ageing and dishonour, and that he stays young and beautiful forever. As Dorian indulges in the most hedonistic of lifestyles, exploiting his own beauty and completely disbarring all morality, the portrait grows uglier and older while he shows no signs of physical degradation. Dorian Grayis a story of extreme selfishness, masked by the appeal of eternal beauty.

The Picture Of Dorian Gray Das Bildnis Des Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde
ISBN: 9781507745571
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The Picture Of Dorian Gray Das Bildnis Des Dorian Gray from the Author: Oscar Wilde. Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray / Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray. English | German Zweisprachige Ausgabe. Übersetzt von Hedwig Lachmann und Gustav Landauer Großformat, 216 x 279 mm Berliner bilinguale Ausgabe, 2015 Absatzgenau synchronisierter Parallelsatz in zwei Spalten, bearbeitet und eingerichtet von Thomas A. Martin. Originaltitel: The Picture of Dorian Gray. Erstdruck in: »Lippincott's Monthly Magazine«, Juli 1890. Erste Buchausgabe (mit 6 neuen Kapiteln und vielen Änderungen): London, New York, Melbourne (Ward Lock and Co.) 1891. Hier in der Übers. v. Hedwig Lachmann und Gustav Landauer. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Wilde, Oscar: Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray. Übers. v. Hedwig Lachmann und Gustav Landauer, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1972 Herausgeber der Reihe: Michael Holzinger Reihengestaltung: Viktor Harvion Umschlaggestaltung unter Verwendung des Bildes: Giovanni Boldini, Selbstportrait, 1865 Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.


Author: Roland Hueve
ISBN: 9783893431359
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Dorian from the Author: Roland Hueve.

Narrative Ironies

Author: Raymond Adolph Prier
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789051839173
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Narrative Ironies from the Author: Raymond Adolph Prier. This volume focuses on the flourishing of irony as a primary characteristic of the great era of European narrative sophistication from the Goethezeit to Modernism. Its eighteenth essays explore varieties of ironic consciousness associated with texts especially of northern Europe, and the ways they established a dialogue with and on literature and culture at large. As the volume shows, this interrogation of Europe's self-awareness of cultural identity bound up in reading and writing habits gained a new post-Cervantine complexity in Romanticism and has been of lasting significance for literary theory down to postmodernism. By its comparativistic framing of the issues raised by ironic consciousness, Narrative Ironiesduly serves as a Festschrift honoring Lilian R. Furst. Among major writers treated are Sterne, Goethe, Godwin, Schlegel, Hoffmann, Poe, Stendhal, Kierkegaard, Disraeli, Keller, Maupassant, Zola, Huysmans, Wilde, Tolstoi, Hofmannsthal, Strindberg, Proust, Mann, Musil, Kafka, Joyce, Faulkner, and Szczypiorski.

Knappe Zeit

Author: Harald Weinrich
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406568251
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Knappe Zeit from the Author: Harald Weinrich.

Picture Of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617865036
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Picture Of Dorian Gray from the Author: Oscar Wilde. When Dorian GrayĂŤs portrait is painted it reveals him to be a man of outer beauty. He realizes then that he cannot possibly stay as young as that time. He makes a shocking wish, which comes true. No matter how he behaved, he stayed youthful and his portrait became older and older. Read the taleĂŤs stunning conclusion in this striking graphic novel adaptation. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 5-8.


Author: Sir Walter Scott
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0553902881
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Ivanhoe from the Author: Sir Walter Scott. Hailed by Victor Hugo as "the real epic of our age," Ivanhoe was an immensely popular bestseller when first published in 1819. The book inspired literary imitations as well as paintings, dramatizations, and even operas. Now Sir Walter Scott's sweeping romance of medieval England has prompted a lavish new television production. In the twelfth century, Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe returns home to England from the Third Crusade to claim his inheritance and the love of the lady Rowena. The heroic adventures of this noble Saxon knight involve him in the struggle between Richard the Lion-Hearted and his malignant brother John: a conflict that brings Ivanhoe into alliance with the mysterious outlaw Robin Hood and his legendary fight for the forces of good. "Scott's characters, like Shakespeare's and Jane Austen's, have the seed of life in them," observed Virginia Woolf. "The emotions in which Scott excels are not those of human beings pitted against other human beings, but of man pitted against Nature, of man in relation to fate. His romance is the romance of hunted men hiding in woods at night; of brigs standing out to sea; of waves breaking in the moonlight; of solitary sands and distant horsemen; of violence and suspense." For Henry James, "Scott was a born storyteller. . . . Since Shakespeare, no writer has created so immense a gallery of portraits."

Sherlock Holmes The Complete Novels And Stories Volumes I And Ii

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0553897446
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Sherlock Holmes The Complete Novels And Stories Volumes I And Ii from the Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Since his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. Now, in one eBook, Bantam Classics presents all fifty-six short stories and four novels featuring Conan Doyle’s classic hero—a truly complete collection of Sherlock Holmes’s adventures in crime! Volume I includes the early novel A Study in Scarlet, which introduced the eccentric genius of Sherlock Holmes to the world. This baffling murder mystery, with the cryptic word Rache written in blood, first brought Holmes together with Dr. John Watson. Next, The Sign of Four presents Holmes’s famous “seven percent solution” and the strange puzzle of Mary Morstan in the quintessential locked-room mystery. Also included are Holmes’s feats of extraordinary deception in such famous cases as the chilling “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” the baffling riddle of “The Musgrave Ritual,” and the ingeniously plotted “The Five Orange Pips.” Volume II begins with The Hound of Baskervilles, a haunting novel of murder on eerie Grimpen Moor, which has rightly earned its reputation as the finest murder mystery ever written. The Valley of Fear matches Holmes against his archenemy, the master of imaginative crime, Professor Moriarty. In addition, the loyal Dr. Watson has faithfully recorded Holmes’s feats of extraordinary detection in such famous cases as the thrilling “The Adventure of the Red Circle,” Holmes’s tragic and fortunately premature farewell in “The Final Problem,” and the twelve baffling adventures from The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle’s incomparable tales bring to life a Victorian England of horse-drawn cabs, fogs, and the famous lodgings at 221 B Baker Street, where for more than forty years Sherlock Holmes earned his undisputed reputation as the greatest fictional detective of all time.

The Complete Short Stories Of Mark Twain

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0553901966
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The Complete Short Stories Of Mark Twain from the Author: Mark Twain. For deft plotting, riotous inventiveness, unforgettable characters, and language that brilliantly captures the lively rhythms of American speech, no American writer comes close to Mark Twain. This sparkling anthology covers the entire span of Twain’s inimitable yarn-spinning, from his early broad comedy to the biting satire of his later years. Every one of his sixty stories is here: ranging from the frontier humor of “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” to the bitter vision of humankind in “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg,” to the delightful hilarity of “Is He Living or Is He Dead?” Surging with Twain’s ebullient wit and penetrating insight into the follies of human nature, this volume is a vibrant summation of the career of–in the words of H. L. Mencken–“the father of our national literature.” From the Paperback edition.

The Story Of My Life

Author: Helen Keller
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0553902059
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The Story Of My Life from the Author: Helen Keller. An American classic rediscovered by each generation, The Story of My Life is Helen Keller’s account of her triumph over deafness and blindness. Popularized by the stage play and movie The Miracle Worker, Keller’s story has become a symbol of hope for people all over the world. This book–published when Keller was only twenty-two–portrays the wild child who is locked in the dark and silent prison of her own body. With an extraordinary immediacy, Keller reveals her frustrations and rage, and takes the reader on the unforgettable journey of her education and breakthroughs into the world of communication. From the moment Keller recognizes the word “water” when her teacher finger-spells the letters, we share her triumph as “that living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free!” An unparalleled chronicle of courage, The Story of My Life remains startlingly fresh and vital more than a century after its first publication, a timeless testament to an indomitable will. From the Paperback edition.