Метка: Oscar Wilde
De Profundis: The Ballad of Reading Gaol and Other Writings
De Profundis: The Ballad of Reading Gaol and Other Writings

Описание: De Profundis is Wilde's eloquent and bitter reproach from prison to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. He contrasts his behaviour with that of his close friend Robert Ross who became Wilde's literary executor. The Ballad of Reading Gaol is a deeply moving and characteristically generous poem on the horrors of prison life, which was published anonymously in 1898. This collection also includes the essay The Soul of Man under Socialism and two of his Platonic dialogues, The Decay of Lying and The Critic as Artist. Читать далее →

Collected Poems of Oscar Wilde
Collected Poems of Oscar Wilde

Описание: Wilde, glamorous and notorious, more famous as a playwright or prisoner than as a poet, invites readers of his verse to meet an unknown and intimate figure. The poetry of his formative years includes the haunting elegy to his young sister and the grieving lyric at the death of his father. The religious drama of his romance with Rome is captured here, as well as its resolution in his renewed love of ancient Greece. He explores forbidden sexual desires, pays homage to the great theatre stars and poets of his day, and observes cityscapes with i... Читать далее →

The Collected Poems of Oscar Wilde
The Collected Poems of Oscar Wilde

Описание: Wilde, glamorous and notorious, more famous as a playwright or prisoner than as a poet, invites readers of his verse to meet an unknown and intimate figure. The poetry of his formative years includes the haunting elegy to his young sister and the grieving lyric at the death of his father. The religious drama of his romance with Rome is captured here, as well as its resolution in his renewed love of ancient Greece. He explores forbidden sexual desires, pays homage to the great theatre stars and poets of his day, observes cityscapes with impre... Читать далее →

The Ballad of Reading Gaol and Other Poems
The Ballad of Reading Gaol and Other Poems

Описание: This poem - originally published anonymously, written after Wilde's two year's hard labor in Reading prison - is the tale of a man who has been sentenced to hang for the murder of the woman he loved. "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" follows the inmate through his final three weeks, as he stares at the sky and silently drinks his beer ration. Heart-wrenching and eye-opening, the ballad also expresses perfectly Wilde's belief that humanity is made up only of offenders, each of us deserving a greater charity for the severity of our crimes. Читать далее →

The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Описание: Wilde's only novel, first published in 1890, is a brilliantly designed puzzle, intended to tease conventional minds with its exploration of the myriad interrelationships between art, life, and consequence. From its provocative Preface, challenging the reader to believe in "art for art's sake", to its sensational conclusion, the story self-consciously experiments with the notion of sin as an element of design. Yet Wilde himself underestimated the consequences of his experiment, and its capacity to outrage the Victorian establishment. Its word... Читать далее →

The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Описание: The novel's first editor, J.M.Stoddart, excised material - especially homosexual content-he thought would offend his readers' sensibilities. When Wilde enlarged the novel for the 1891 edition, he responded to his critics by further toning down its "immoral" elements. The differences between the text Wilde submitted to Lippincott and published versions of the novel have until now been evident to only the handful of scholars who have examined Wilde's typescript. Wilde famously said that Dorian Gray "contains much of me": Basil Hallward is "wha... Читать далее →

The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Описание: "I am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die. I am jealous of the portrait you have painted of me... Why did you paint it? It will mock me some day - mock me horribly!" A story of evil, debauchery, and scandal, Oscar Wilde's only novel tells of Dorian Gray, a beautiful yet corrupt man. When he wishes that a perfect portrait of himself would bear the signs of ageing in his place, the picture becomes his hideous secret, as it follows Dorian's own downward spiral into cruelty and depravity. "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is a masterpiece... Читать далее →

The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Описание: This is the "Penguin English Library Edition" of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde. 'I am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die. I am jealous of the portrait you have painted of me ...Why did you paint it? It will mock me some day - mock me horribly!'. A story of evil, debauchery and scandal, Oscar Wilde's only novel tells of Dorian Gray, a beautiful yet corrupt man. When he wishes that a perfect portrait of himself would bear the signs of ageing in his place, the picture becomes his hideous secret, as it follows Dorian's... Читать далее →

El Retrato de Dorian Gray
El Retrato de Dorian Gray

Описание: I retrato de Dorian Gray es una novela representativa de la decadencia humana, del triunfo conseguido sin importar los medios у las formas de la pasion olvidandose de los demas. Sin embargo, todos los seres humanos poseemos un alma у una conciencia. Que ocurriria si esta pudiera mostrarse por medio de una pintura о transformando la fisonomia a medida que la carcoma del mal se haga presente en el cuerpo? Dorian Gray puede ser considerado un ser privilegiado. lo que desea puede alcanzarlo y, sobre todo, reune la belleza fisica que atrae a las ... Читать далее →

The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray
The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray

Описание: More than 120 years after Oscar Wilde submitted "The Picture of Dorian Gray" for publication in "Lippincott's Monthly Magazine", the uncensored version of his novel appears here for the first time in a paperback edition. This volume restores all of the material removed by the novel's first editor. Upon receipt of the typescript, Wilde's editor panicked at what he saw. Contained within its pages was material he feared readers would find "offensive" – especially instances of graphic homosexual content. He proceeded to go through the typescript... Читать далее →