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The Picture of Dorian Gray. Triin Reidla XIB 2011. Author. Born in 1854 in Dublin Trinity College, Oxford University First published work – “Poems” In 1890 and 1891 – “The Picture of Dorian Gray” In 1895 – imprisonment 1897-1900 – exile in France 25th November 1900 – died in Paris.

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the picture of dorian gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Triin Reidla

XIB2011

author
Author
  • Born in 1854 in Dublin
  • Trinity College, Oxford University
  • First published work – “Poems”
  • In 1890 and 1891 – “The Picture of Dorian Gray”
  • In 1895 – imprisonment
  • 1897-1900 – exile in France
  • 25th November 1900 – died in Paris
overview
Overview
  • The only published novel
  • Genre – gothic horror
  • Main characters: Dorian Gray, Basil Hallward, Lord Henry Wotton
  • Other characters:Sibyl and James Vane,Alan Campbell etc
themes
Themes
  • Aestheticism
  • Duplicity
  • Influence and responsibility
  • Hedonism
  • Dandies
  • Self-worship leads to self-destruction
  • Beauty is a mask
  • Earthly pleasures
allusions
Allusions
  • Dante’s “Faust”
  • Huysmans’ “À Rebours”
  • Shakespeare
sources
Sources
  • http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/Guides3/PictureOfDorian.html#Type
  • http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/doriangray/themes.html
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Picture_of_Dorian_Gray
  • http://notearama.blogspot.com/2011/01/notes-on-picture-of-dorian-gray.html