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The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

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Publisher Comments:

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED

BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP

The classic Gothic tale of horror that explores the pleasures and dangers of a life of decadence.

EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:

• A concise introduction that gives readers important background information

• A chronology of the author's life and work

• A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context

• An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations

• Detailed explanatory notes

• Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work

• Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction

• A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience

Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.

SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON

About the Author

Oscar Wilde was born on October 16, 1854, to the Irish nationalist and writer “Speranza” Wilde and the doctor William Wilde. After graduating from Oxford in 1878, Wilde moved to London, where he became notorious for his sharp wit and flamboyant style of dress.

Though he was publishing plays and poems throughout the 1880s, it wasn’t until the late 1880s and early 1890s that his work started to be received positively. In 1895, Oscar Wilde was tried for homosexuality and was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison. Tragically, this downfall came at the height of his career, as his plays, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, were playing to full houses in London. He was greatly weakened by the privations of prison life, and moved to Paris after his sentence. Wilde died in a hotel room, either of syphilis or complications from ear surgery, in Paris, on November 30, 1900.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416500278
Author:
Wilde, Oscar
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Youthfulness
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series:
Enriched Classics
Publication Date:
May 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 7.63 oz

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