Picture of Dorian Gray, The, A Longman Cultural Edition

Series
Longman
Author
Oscar Wilde / Andrew Elfenbein  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
345
Pub.-date
October 2006
ISBN13
9780321427137
ISBN
0321427130
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Description

From the Longman Cultural Editions series, Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Longman Cultural Edition, edited by Andrew Elfenbein, presents the 1891 version of Wilde's novel with detailed annotations drawing on contemporary writings about London.  It also presents a range of cultural contexts with information about the novel's first reviews, aestheticism, Victorian treatments of sexuality and science, and parodies of the novel. 

                                                           

Handsomely produced and affordably priced, the Longman Cultural Editions series presents classic works in provocative and illuminating contexts-cultural, critical, and literary. Each Cultural Edition consists of the complete text of an important literary work, reliably edited, headed by an inviting introduction, and supplemented by helpful annotations; a table of dates to track its composition, publication, and public reception in relation to biographical, cultural and historical events; and a guide for further inquiry and study.

 

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Features

  • Detailed footnotes on each page annotate unfamiliar references.
  • First reviews of the novel illustrate the controversy of its time.
  • Excerpts on Victorian aestheticism and Victorian sexuality illuminate the novel's response to Victorian aestheticism and Wilde's representation of sexuality.
  • Introductory chronology of dates places the novel in historical context.
  • Editor's introduction offers a critical analysis of the text.
  • Parodies of the text demonstrate humor in aestheticism.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

 

About Longman Cultural Editions

 

About This Edition

 

Introduction

 

Table of Dates

 

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891)

 

Contexts

 

    Textual Issues

        

        The Two Versions of The Picture of Dorian Gray

        from Chapter 1 (1890, 1891)

        from Chapter 7 (1890) and Chapter 9 (1891)

        from Chapter 10 (1890) and Chapter 12 (1891)

        from Chapter 13 (1890) and Chapter 20 (1891)

 

        Chapter 11:  Further Annotations

 

    Victorian Reactions to The Picture of Dorian Gray

 

        Reviews

        Ward, Lock, and Co., Lippincott's Advertisement for The Picture of Dorian Gray

        Samuel Henry Jeyes, St. James's Gazette and Wilde's responses

        Walter Pater, The Bookman

 

        Paradies

        Robert Smythe Hichens, from The Green Carnation

        George Slythe Street, from The Autobiography of a Boy

 

        Wilde's Trials

        from Regina (Oscar Wilde) vs. John Douglas (Marquess of Queensberry)

 

        Aestheticism

        Walter Pater, "Conclusion" to The Renaissance

        Mathew Arnold, from Culture and Anarchy

        Oscar Wilde, from The Decay of Lying

        Joris-Karl Huysmans, from A Rebours (Against the Grain)

 

        Science

        Charles Darwin, from The Descent of Man

        William Kingdon Clifford, from "Right and Wrong:  The Scientific Ground of their Distinction"

        Thomas Henry Huxley, from "Science and Culture"

        Henry Maudsley, from The Physiology and Pathology of the Mind

 

        Love between Men

        John Addington Symonds, from "A Problem in Greek Ethics"

        Richard St. John Tyrwhitt, from "The Greek Spirit in Modern Literature"

        Havelock Ellis, from Sexual Inversion

 

        Works Cited in the Notes

 

        Further Reading

 

        

 

 

 

                       

Back Cover

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray
A Longman Cultural Edition

Editor: Andrew Elfenbein
Series Editor: Susan J. Wolfson

Affordably priced, Longman Cultural Editions present classic works in provocative and illuminating contexts-cultural, critical, and literary. Each Longman Cultural Edition consists of the complete text of a key literary work, supplemented by helpful annotations and followed by contextual materials that reveal the conversations and controversies of its historical moment.



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Author

Andrew Elfenbein is the Morse-Alumni Distinguish Teaching Professor of English at the University of Minnesota. He works on 18th- and 19th-century British literature, gender and sexuality studies, the history of English, and cognitive approaches to reading.