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ISBN-10:
0393927547
ISBN-13:
2900393927541
Pub. Date:
08/29/2006
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Picture of Dorian Gray: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 2

Picture of Dorian Gray: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 2

by Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde
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Overview

As featured on PBS’s The Great American Read

This Norton Critical Edition is the only edition available that includes both the 1890 Lippincott’s and the 1891 book versions of The Picture of Dorian Gray, allowing students to compare the two published versions with the editorial guidance of Michael Patrick Gillespie.

“Backgrounds” and “Reviews and Reactions” allow readers to gauge the novel’s sensational reception and to consider the heated public debate over art and morality that the novel engendered.

“Criticism” includes seven new essays on the novel that reflect key changes in interpretive theory in recent years and reveal the broad range of interpretive perspectives on Wilde and The Picture of Dorian Gray.  Michael Patrick Gillespie, Simon Joyce, Donald L. Lawler, Sheldon W. Liebman, Maureen O’Connor, Elli Ragland-Sullivan, and John Paul Riquelme provide their varied assessments.

A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900393927541
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/29/2006
Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. Wilde studied at Trinity College in Dublin and at Magdalen College in Oxford, England, before settling down in London and having a long, successful career as a poet, playwright, and author. Wilde is best known for his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and for his satirical play The Importance of Being Earnest.

Michael Patrick Gillespie is Professor of English at Florida International University. He is the author of Oscar Wilde and the Poetics of Ambiguity, Branding Oscar Wilde, The Aesthetics of Chaos: Nonlinear Thinking and Contemporary Literary Criticism, Inverted Volumes Improperly Arranged: James Joyce and His Trieste Library, Reading the Book Himself: Narrative Strategies in the Works of James Joyce, The Aesthetics of Chaos, The Myth of an Irish Cinema, James Joyce and the Exilic Imagination, Reading William Kennedy, and Film Appreciation through Genres. His other edited works include the Norton Critical Edition of The Importance of Being Earnest, James Joyce and the Fabrication of an Irish Identity, and Joyce through the Ages: A Non-Linear View.

Date of Birth:

October 16, 1854

Date of Death:

November 30, 1900

Place of Birth:

Dublin, Ireland

Place of Death:

Paris, France

Education:

The Royal School in Enniskillen, Dublin, 1864; Trinity College, Dublin, 1871; Magdalen College, Oxford, England, 1874

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