Books For The Holidays – “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

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Books For The Holidays – “The Picture of Dorian Gray”
Today we will suggest a book for your delight. One of the books that have changed our lives and raise our aesthetic sense. You must to read it. The pleasure that we feel when we read it was delightful. Each word, line or expression load our souls and warms our hearts. In a simple but assertive way, taught us to be better and worthy.
Books For The Holidays - “The Picture of Dorian Gray”
Oscar Wilde was born at Dublin on 16 October 1854. Wrote poems, novel, children’s stories, epistle and plays. In 1890 was one of the most popular playwrights. His characters are fantastic, his cunning is brutal . Wilde epigrams still being celebrated. His own life would make a novel (“de profundis” is a letter about a certain moment of his life). Creator of the aesthetic movement: aestheticism and dandyism. A movement that defends the beauty as an antidote to the horrors of society and the reason and essence of art. For wilde beauty is a form higher than genius that do not need explanations.
Books For The Holidays - “The Picture of Dorian Gray”
The Picture of Dorian Gray”, the only Wilde´s romance, is a book about a young dandy wich, following his hedonism, commits all the excesses that we could remember. It´s a search for pleasure and beauty. While going committing the sins of pleasure is a painting of his own picture that gain the wrinkle of life. This paint was conceived by Basil Hallward. Basil to paint the picture was inspired by the “Adonis made of ivory and rose petals” which is the Dorian Gray himself. The real Dorian Gray continues its path of lust , sin and pleasure. Knows all the wonders of life and yet still resplendent. This will to experience pleasure was inculcated by Lord Henry Wotton, for us one of the best Wilde characters. Lord Henrry is a cynical and hedonistic aristocrat but endowed with a remarkable, charming and attractive speech. He says that ” beauty ( and art itself ) ends where intelligent expression begins” or that the only purpose that worth is the beauty of pleasure .
Books For The Holidays - “The Picture of Dorian Gray”
The Picture of Dorian Gray” is a strongly aesthetic romance, with a unique intelligence and scathing that hold, delight and deeply affect us. Became a symbol of decadent youth of the season. A famous quote by Oscar Wilde is “There is no moral or immoral book. Books are well or badly written. That is all”. This is one of the best books ever written.
Books For The Holidays - “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

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