Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 3458352090
Release 2006
Pages 298
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Lord Henry Wooton, dieser geistreich-zynische Dandy, ist es, der den zu Beginn der Handlung etwa zwanzigjährigen, unverdorbenen und faszinierend schönen Dorian Gray zum Hedonismus, zum rücksichtslosen Ausleben seiner Jugend verführt. Damit weckt er in ihm das Verlangen, ewig jung und schön zu bleiben, um alle Sinnenfreuden auskosten zu können. Der mit der Intensität eines Gebetes ausgesprochene Wunsch Dorian Grays, statt seiner möge das Bildnis, das Basil Hallward von ihm gemalt hat, altern - ein Wunsch, für dessen Erfüllung er seine Seele zu geben bereit ist -, wird ihm gewährt.



Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 3458345604
Release 2002
Pages 298
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Lord Henry Wooton, dieser geistreich-zynische Dandy, ist es, der den zu Beginn der Handlung etwa zwanzigjährigen, unverdorbenen und faszinierend schönen Dorian Gray zum Hedonismus, zum rücksichtslosen Ausleben seiner Jugend verführt. Damit weckt er in ihm das Verlangen, ewig jung und schön zu bleiben, um alle Sinnenfreuden auskosten zu können. Der mit der Intensität eines Gebetes ausgesprochene Wunsch Dorian Grays, statt seiner möge das Bildnis, das Basil Hallward von ihm gemalt hat, altern - ein Wunsch, für dessen Erfüllung er seine Seele zu geben bereit ist -, wird ihm gewährt.



The Picture Of Dorian Gray

The Picture Of Dorian Gray Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9788892550650
Release 2016-02-04
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The picture of Dorian Gray is a novel by Oscar Wilde. This work, as well as many others, is inspired by the legend of Faust. The novel is set in Victorian London of the 19th century, who at the time was filled with a typical bourgeois mentality. It tells of a young man, Dorian Gray, who will make his beauty a rite insane. He begins to realize the privilege of its appeal when his friend, the painter Basil Hallward, gives a portrait that plays in the prime of youth.Lord Henry Wotton will have a decisive role in the life of Dorian, who knows precisely at Hallward: indeed, with his speeches extremely articulate, captures the attention of guy, making it, little by little, almost the embodiment of his way of thinking. In fact, Dorian, after a long talk with Lord Wotton, start watching the youth as something really important, much to feel envious toward his own portrait, eternally beautiful and young. This will bring you to conclude that sort of "Pact with the devil" which will remain eternally young and beautiful, while the picture will show signs of physical decay and moral corruption of the character.



Echo in Oscar Wildes the Picture of Dorian Gray

Echo in Oscar Wildes the Picture of Dorian Gray Author Yasmin Sinai
ISBN-10 9783656147442
Release 2012-03
Pages 36
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Literaturwissenschaft - Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft, Note: 1,0, Freie Universitat Berlin, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Wildes einziger Roman The Picture of Dorian Gray, der im Jahre 1891 veroffentlicht wurde, beschaftigt sich mit dem seelischen Verfall, der aus der exzessiven Auslebung von Leidenschaft resultiert. Ausserdem beweist er laut Donald R. Dickson the failure of the aesthetic ideal" - das Versagen des asthetischen Ideals, das auf den Thesen Walter Paters basiert, und fur welches im Roman eine Laborsituation geschaffen wurde um es auf seine Tauglichkeit zu prufen: Dorian's life turns out to be something like an experimental test case for the validity of Pater's aestheticist philosophy, and the experiment falsifies the philosophy," so Carroll. Dies ist fur diese Hausarbeit insofern relevant, als dass Lord Henry Wotton in der Forschung haufig als Sprachrohr, oder viel mehr als Echo" der Ideen des Essayisten und Kritikers Pater genannt wird. Wilde echoes Pater, of course, but with a unique intensity," meint Oates und Riquelme sieht in den Aussagen sogar Echo selbst: he echoes him [Pater] as a way to evoke, refuse, and transform what he finds in the earlier writer. This is the work of Echo, whose story is bound up with that of Narcissus." Auch die vorliegende Arbeit begibt sich auf Spurensuche nach Echo und Narziss in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Die Echo-Funktion, die die Figur Wottons ubernimmt, wird dabei im Hinterkopf behalten, hauptsachlich jedoch soll es um die weibliche Echo-Figur im Werk gehen. [...]"



Narziss und Pygmalion in The Picture of Dorian Gray

Narziss und Pygmalion in The Picture of Dorian Gray Author Nadine Scherny
ISBN-10 9783638365819
Release 2005-04-14
Pages 21
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,5, Universität Trier, 11 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: [...] Des Weiteren finden wir einen Mythos, den Wilde ebenfalls hat einfließen lassen, nämlich den des Bildhauers Pygmalion (met.X.243-97). Dies ist jedoch nicht sofort ersichtlich, da er nicht wie Narziss ausdrücklich genannt wird. Trotzdem kann anhand mehrerer Textstellen dessen Präsenz deutlich gemacht werden. Die folgende Szene beschreibt, wie der Künstler Basil Hallward in seinem Atelier vor einem seiner Werke, einem lebensgroßen Porträt eines jungen Mannes, sitzt und es bewundernd betrachtet. Es ist ihm gelungen, sein Modell in dem Bild treffend wiederzugeben und ist fasziniert von dessen Schönheit: „In the centre of the room [...] stood the full- length portrait of a young man of extraordinary personal beauty, and in front of it [...] was sitting the artist himself, Basil Hallward [...] As the painter looked at the gracious and comely form he had so skilfully mirrored in his art, a smile of pleasure passed across his face [...]” (140). Im folgenden Passus zeigt sich die langsame Verwandlung des Bildes: „He [...] went over to the picture, and examined it. [...] [T]he face appeared to him to be a little changed. [...] One would have said that there was a touch of cruelty in the mouth” (240) “[...] [T]here was no doubt that the whole expression had altered” (240f.). Wilde gelingt es meisterhaft, durch die Ähnlichkeit der Motive und die Tatsache, dass die Hauptfigur Dorian gleichzeitig Narziss und Pygmalion-Statue darstellt, beide Mythen fließend ineinander übergehen zu lassen. Die folgende Arbeit soll im ersten Teil eine kurze Übersicht über die ovidischen Traditionen geben und sich im Folgenden damit beschäftigen, welche wichtigen Motive der Mythen1 Wilde in seinem Roman einsetzt und wie er diese ve rarbeitet. Problematisch dabei ist, dass die Mythen unter den einzelnen Gesichtspunkten wegen der sich aus Dorians Doppelrolle ergebender Verbindung von Pygmalion- und Narziss-Aspekten nicht getrennt untersucht werden können. Abschließend soll ein bündiger Abriss über Wildes Werk im Spiegel des Fin de siécle gegeben werden, um einen Zusammenhang zwischen der Interpretation der Mythen und der Epoche einleuchtend zu machen.



Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781580493932
Release 2005
Pages 208
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition? includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the modern reader contend with Wilde?s many allusions and his complex approach to the human condition.Oscar Wilde?s only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, first appeared in 1891. Dorian Gray, a handsome young man, falls in with a group of ?friends,? whose amoral philosophies he finds quite appealing. After he has his portrait painted, his frivolity and general demeanor degenerate into wickedness, but only the portrait bears the effects of his descent into decadence and serves as a powerful symbol of Gray?s internal ruin. Dorian himself, however, remains as young and unspoiled as the day he first sat for the painting. Wilde?s exploration of life without limits or consequences shocked its late-Victorian audience and remains highly un-settling to modern readers. We, like Dorian, are forced to reconsider whether total freedom and absolute knowledge are really worth their costs.



The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9783736800809
Release 2017-05-22
Pages 317
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The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. The magazine's editors feared the story was indecent as submitted, so they censored roughly 500 words, without Wilde's knowledge, before publication. But even with that, the story was still greeted with outrage by British reviewers, some of whom suggested that Wilde should be prosecuted on moral grounds, leading Wilde to defend the novel aggressively in letters to the British press. The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are beauty and fulfillment of the senses. Realizing that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian (whimsically) expresses a desire to sell his soul to ensure the portrait Basil has painted would age rather than he. Dorian's wish is fulfilled, and when he subsequently pursues a life of debauchery, the portrait serves as a reminder of the effect each act has upon his soul, with each sin displayed as a disfigurement of his form, or through a sign of aging. The Picture of Dorian Gray is considered a work of classic Gothic fiction with a strong Faustian theme.



Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray The Picture of Dorian Gray

Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray   The Picture of Dorian Gray Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9783736841215
Release 2014-09-21
Pages 633
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Diese Ausgabe enthält sowohl die deutsche Übersetzung als auch den englischen Originaltext. "Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray" (Originaltitel: "The Picture of Dorian Gray") ist der einzige Roman des irischen Schriftstellers Oscar Wilde. Eine erste Fassung erschien 1890 in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine aus Philadelphia, 1891 wurde bei dem Londoner Verlag Ward, Lock and Co. die heute bekannte, überarbeitete und erweiterte Fassung in Buchform veröffentlicht. Der seinerzeit als anrüchig geltende Roman war auch Gegenstand des Unzuchtprozesses gegen Wilde. Die Hauptfigur, der reiche und schöne Dorian Gray, besitzt ein Porträt, das statt seiner altert und in das sich die Spuren seiner Sünden einschreiben. Während Gray immer maßloser und grausamer wird, bleibt sein Äußeres dennoch jung und makellos schön. Der Roman gilt als Oscar Wildes Prosahauptwerk. Themen sind die Moralität von Sinnlichkeit und Hedonismus im Viktorianismus und die Dekadenz der englischen Oberschicht. Außerdem lassen sich die Handlung und die eingearbeiteten Kunstbemerkungen sowohl als Proklamation wie auch als Kritik des Ästhetizismus lesen, einer literarischen Strömung des Fin de siècle. "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1891), by Oscar Wilde, was first published as a serial story in the July 1890 issue of "Lippincott's Monthly Magazine". As submitted by Wilde to the magazine, the editors feared the story was indecent, and deleted five hundred words before publication — without Wilde's knowledge. Despite that censorship, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" offended the moral sensibilities of British book reviewers, some of whom said that Oscar Wilde merited prosecution for violating the laws guarding the public morality. In response, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and art in correspondence with the British press. Wilde revised and expanded the magazine edition of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1890) for publication as a novel; the book edition (1891) featured an aphoristic preface — an apologia about the art of the novel and the reader. The content, style, and presentation of the preface made it famous in its own literary right, as social and cultural criticism. In April 1891, the editorial house Ward, Lock and Company published the revised version of "The Picture of Dorian Gray". The only novel written by Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" exists in two versions, the 1890 magazine edition and the 1891 book edition, the story he submitted for serial publication in "Lippincott's Monthly Magazine". As literature of the 19th century, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is an example of Gothic fiction with strong themes interpreted from the legendary "Faust".



Oscar Wilde the Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde  the Picture of Dorian Gray Author Wolfgang Maier
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105039747089
Release 1984
Pages 339
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Oscar Wilde the Picture of Dorian Gray has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Oscar Wilde the Picture of Dorian Gray also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Oscar Wilde the Picture of Dorian Gray book for free.



CliffsNotes on Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray

CliffsNotes on Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray Author Stanley P Baldwin
ISBN-10 9780544183261
Release 2001-03-07
Pages 80
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Picture of Dorian Gray, you explore Oscar Wilde’s great works about narcissism, rife with symbolism and classic themes. Here, you meet Dorian Gray and discover his secret pact with the devil to stay young and handsome, and the subsequent destruction of his soul. This study guide carefully walks you through Dorian’s story by providing summaries and critical analyses of each chapter of the novel. You'll also explore the life and background of the author, Oscar Wilde, and gain insight into how he came to write this novel. Other features that help you study include A list of characters Glossaries to define new and unfamiliar terms Critical essays about Oscar Wilde’s views and life A review section that tests your knowledge A list of online resources for more study Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.



Oscar Wildes sthetizismus in den Werken The Picture of Dorian Gray und Lady Windermere s Fan

Oscar Wildes   sthetizismus in den Werken  The Picture of Dorian Gray  und  Lady Windermere s Fan Author Francesca Cangeri
ISBN-10 9783638725156
Release 2007
Pages 96
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Magisterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,5, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg, 54 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In dieser Arbeit soll zunachst gezeigt werden, welche Auswirkungen es im Zuge der industriellen Revolution und der Erneuerung im 19. Jahrhundert auf die asthetische Bewegung gegeben hat. Danach sollen insbesondere die Veranderungen in der viktorianischen Gesellschaft zu dieser Zeit zeigen, in welchem Ausmae sie auf den Asthetizismus und der Dekadenzbewegung in England gewirkt haben. Dabei wird im folgenden Kapitel die Situation im Fin de siecle zu untersuchen sein, weil diese Ara durch den Fortschritt in der Technik und Industrie eine beunruhigende wirtschaftliche Situation mit sich gebracht hat, die nicht zu ubersehen gewesen ist und fur viele einen lebensbedrohlichen Zustand dargestellt hat. Weiter wird analysiert werden, womit sich der Asthetizismus und die Dekadenz gegen Ende des 19. Jahrhundert beschaftigt haben und welche Neuerungen und Entwicklungen es dabei gab, da diese Bewegungen zu jener Zeit im Zentrum der Literaturwelt standen. Ein weiterer zu untersuchender Aspekt ist das Kunstverstandnis von John Ruskin und Walter Horatio Pater, da beide Kunstkritiker sehr groen Einfluss auf intellektuelle Kreise im viktorianischen Zeitalter ausgeubt haben. Walter Paters Werk Studies in the History of Renaissance wird noch heute als "die Bibel des Asthetizismus der achtziger Jahre des 19. Jahrhunderts" ( Microsoft Encarta Enzyklopadie 2005 uber Walter Pater ) bezeichnet, es scheint unerlasslich seine Kunstauffassung anzufuhren. Der Roman The Picture of Dorian Gray gilt sicherlich als eines der umstrittensten Werke der englischen Literatur, das zu Oscar Wildes Zeit fur sehr viel Wirbel in der viktorianischen Gesellschaft gesorgt hat. Ziel der Arbeit ist es festzustellen inwiefern sich der Asthetizismus und die Dekadenz in The Picture of Dorian Gray manifestieren. Bei einer grundlichen A



Female Gender Stereotypes in Oscar Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray

Female Gender Stereotypes in Oscar Wilde   s  The Picture of Dorian Gray Author Alexandra Langbein
ISBN-10 9783640338597
Release 2009-06
Pages 24
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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2, University of Bamberg (Lehrstuhl fur Englische Literaturwissenschaft), course: Oscar Wilde Hauptseminar, language: English, abstract: 1. The Fin de Siecle: A Battle between as well as within the Sexes In her book Sexual Anarchy Elaine Showalter claims that "the fin de siecle was not only a battle between but also within the sexes" . The words "feminism" and "homosexuality" first came into use because New Women and male aesthetes redefined the meanings of femininity and masculinity and there were fears that emancipated women would bear children outside of marriage, or worse, that they would not have children at all. Playwrights like Arthur Pinero and Bernard Shaw choose womens oppression as themes for their works as well as Thomas Hardy, George Meredith and George Moore who wrote about the precarious situation of women in their novels. The fin de siecle was also a period of sexual scandals (there were problems with brothels, child prostitution and the sexual epidemic of syphilis), which changed the level of public awareness about sexuality. The Victorians "sought political emancipation, with a faith in the liberal tenets of individual freedom, equality, and autonomy [and] Individualism," they were very rational and progressive in economical matters but they were terribly insecure in social ones. This cultural insecurity led to the longing for strict border controls around the definition of gender, race, class and nationality: People thought if men and women could be fixed in their separate spheres, there could be preserved a comforting sense of identity and permanence."



The Picture of Dorian Gray and Three Stories

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Three Stories Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781101043738
Release 2007-03-06
Pages 336
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A fashionable young man sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty in Oscar Wilde's fascinating gothic tale. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde’s only full-length novel, is the enduringly eerie story of a naïve and irresistible young man lured by decadent Lord Henry Wotton into a life of depravity. Though Dorian is steeped in sin, his face remains perfect, unlined as years pass—while only his portrait, locked away, reveals the blackness of his soul. This timeless tale of Gothic horror and fable, reveling in the unabashed hedonism and cynical wit of its characters, epitomizes Wilde’s literary revolt against the proprieties of the Victorian era. Sharing this volume with The Picture of Dorian Gray are Wilde’s clever and sophisticated story “Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime” and two of his delicate fairy tales, “The Happy Prince” and “The Birthday of the Infanta.” With an Introduction by Gary Schnidgall and an Afterword by Peter Raby From the Paperback edition.



The picture of Dorian Gray

The picture of Dorian Gray Author Óscar Wilde
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105113698646
Release 1985
Pages 269
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With an Introduction and Notes by John M.L. Drew, University of Buckingham.



The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781451686074
Release 2014-08-05
Pages 369
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Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. The well-known artist Basil Hallward meets the young Dorian Gray in the stately London home of his aunt, Lady Brandon. 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. Dorian becomes enthralled by Wotton’s ideas, and more so becomes obsessed with remaining young and beautiful. He expresses a desire to sell his soul and have the portrait of him age, while he, the man, stays eternally young. A tragic story of hedonism and desire, The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde’s only published novel. Other writings include De Profundis and The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author’s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research. Read with confidence.



The Picture of Dorian Gray and the Aesthetic Movement in England at the Turn of the Century

 The Picture of Dorian Gray  and the Aesthetic Movement in England at the Turn of the Century Author Natalia Spektor
ISBN-10 9783640319565
Release 2009-05
Pages 36
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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2, University of Cologne (Englisches Seminar), course: Proseminar B: London Past and Present: Literary and Cultural Heritage of a Metropolis, 16 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: There are some famous writers at the end of the 19th century who are often mentioned as "decadent." They have asserted the superiority of beauty and pleasure over all other considerations. Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray presents the aestheticism and the hedonist way of living. The novel anticipates developments and structures of society of that time. The importance of Dorian's experiences refutes the decadent theories which are described in the Yellow Book that enthralls the protagonist. The novel as a whole can be seen as a psychological study which analyzes the gradual debasement of Dorian's nature. At the end of the story he is responsible for every vice and crime including murder. The author shows that on the one hand pleasure and beauty are the highest goods, on the other hand he argues that they also bring death and crime. The task of this research paper is to analyze the mentioned contradiction and the influence of the Aesthetic movement on the novel as well as Oscar Wilde's view of art. I would like to begin with a brief survey of the social and intellectual background at the end of the 19th century, exploring the major art movements of that time and how far they affect Wilde's work. Afterwards his main principles of Aestheticism and their reflection in the novel are analyzed as well as Dorian's life under the influence of the hedonist model. Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray reveals the contradictions of Wilde's relationship with the decadent trends of that time. He adopts and proclaims their esthetical and literary views, but the flippant amoralism that he sometimes parades so defiantly is belied by the final catastr



The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde The picture of Dorian Gray the 1890 and 1891 texts

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde  The picture of Dorian Gray   the 1890 and 1891 texts Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 0198187726
Release 2000
Pages 465
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This is the third volume in the Oxford English Texts edition of the works of Oscar Wilde. This definitive variorum edition of Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray reprints the thirteen-chapter and twenty-chapter versions of this famous story as separate works. The volume provides readers with the most detailed account available of the considerable changes that Wilde made to a controversial narrative that appeared in two, very different editions in 1890 and 1891 respectively.