L I T E R A T U R E
Mis. Marcela Fuentes
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Name: Celso Montes de Oca Salgado
Date: May 12th 2012
This book report itselaborated for Literature subject of 401 class.
I chose this book because a friend of mine told me to read it and I find it interesting all the fiction in it
Author: Oscar Wilde
Language: EnglishGenre: Philosophical fiction
Publisher: Lipponcott Monthly Magazine, 1890
Oscar Wilde was born on October 16, 1854, in Dublin, Ireland. He was educated at Trinity College in Dublinand at Magdalen College, Oxford, and settled in London, where he married Constance Lloyd in 1884. In the literary world of Victorian London, Wilde fell in with an artistic crowd that included W. B.Yeats, the great Irish poet, and Lillie Langtry, mistress to the Prince of Wales.
Dorian Gray - A radiantly handsome, impressionable, and wealthy young gentleman, whose portrait theartist Basil Hallward paints. Under the influence of Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian becomes extremely concerned with the transience of his beauty and begins to pursue his own pleasure above all else. Hedevotes himself to having as many experiences as possible, whether moral or immoral, elegant or sordid.
Lord Henry Wotton - A nobleman and a close friend of Basil Hallward. Urbane and witty, Lord Henry isperpetually armed and ready with well-phrased epigrams criticizing the moralism and hypocrisy of Victorian society. His pleasure-seeking philosophy of “new Hedonism,” which espouses garneringexperiences that stimulate the senses without regard for conventional morality, plays a vital role in Dorian’s development.
Basil Hallward - An artist, and a friend of Lord Henry. Basil becomes obsessedwith Dorian after meeting him at a party. He claims that Dorian possesses a beauty so rare that it has helped him realize a new kind of art; through Dorian, he finds “the lines of a fresh school.”...