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Il ritratto di Dorian Gray: Ediz. integrale
Il ritratto di Dorian Gray: Ediz. integrale
Il ritratto di Dorian Gray: Ediz. integrale
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Dorian Gray è un giovane di straordinaria bellezza. Un giorno viene ritratto da un suo amico pittore, Basil Hallward, in un quadro che ne rappresenta fedelmente le stupende fattezze. Proprio nello studio del pittore, Dorian conosce lord Henry Wotton, uomo cinico e senza scrupoli che diventa ben presto un punto di riferimento nella vita del ragazzo. Dorian inizia così a condurre anch’egli un’esistenza fatta di eccessi e priva di ogni scrupolo morale. Nonostante le azioni malvagie di cui Dorian si rende colpevole, tra le quali l’uccisione dell’amico Basil, e nonostante il trascorrere del tempo, il suo volto non accenna a perdere la bellezza che lo caratterizza, come fosse inattaccabile sia dai segni del tempo che da quelli della depravazione. È piuttosto il suo ritratto a mostrare il peso di tutto questo. Il ritratto di Dorian infatti, divenuto mostruoso, non è che la raffigurazione della sua anima perduta. Questa gli si mostra in tutto il suo orrore e Dorian, non sopportandone il peso, sfregia il ritratto con un pugnale, lo stesso usato per uccidere Basil. All’improvviso quel volto dipinto riacquista l’originaria bellezza, quella che tutti fino a quell’istante avevano ammirato sul volto di Dorian, dove ora appaiono invece i segni della dissolutezza e della sua vita corrotta e degradata.
LinguaItaliano
EditoreCrescere
Data di uscita12 lug 2015
ISBN9788883375477
Il ritratto di Dorian Gray: Ediz. integrale
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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on the 16th October 1854 and died on the 30th November 1900. He was an Irish playwright, poet, and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest.

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  • Valutazione: 4 su 5 stelle
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    exellent timeless classic...!
  • Valutazione: 5 su 5 stelle
    5/5
    A fascinating study of beauty gone evil.
  • Valutazione: 4 su 5 stelle
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    I think Oscar Wilde was a genius, but some of his passages were too weighty for me.
  • Valutazione: 3 su 5 stelle
    3/5
    It was based on an interesting premise: A man makes a wish that he will remain as young and beautiful as a painting of himself at age 20. The wish comes true and the painting ages and worse, shows the sins of the man over time. The story is about the effect on Dorian Gray and his soul.The writing was beautiful, poetic at times. I listened to it on CD, and I think the entire disk 4 (or maybe 3) was basically a poetic narrative of Dorian's life from age 20 to 38. I got lost and my mind drifted because there were no scenes. It was way too much summary in my opinion. Of course, the book was written in the late 1800s, so it was probably appropriate for the times. But my biggest issue was the characters. I have a difficult time loving books if I can't identify or at least root for a character. And there was nothing to like about Dorian. He was a rich, vain man who did nothing but take advantage of his looks. Getting into his deluded mind was very creepy, especially when he killed (won't say who) someone with no remorse. At the end, I thought he might redeem himself as his began to realize how terrible his sins were. But even then, he made excuses and continued to act selfishly. And I didn't like his friend, Sir Henry much better.
  • Valutazione: 4 su 5 stelle
    4/5
    I knew I would love this book, and love it I did.

    You probably know the story, or you know bits of it. But actually reading it is a different experience. It's everything you expect of Wilde: witty. dry. philosophical. hilarious.

    The humour meets the dark undertones of sin well, and it makes the story feel full and complete. It's always interesting, although the pages when it goes on with philosophy can be tough to read at times (although usually ultimately humourous, as the characters are all idiots).

    All in all, it's a great read. I have nothing bad to say here.
  • Valutazione: 4 su 5 stelle
    4/5
    I was really surprised by this book. It was better than I thought it would be I really enjoyed it.
  • Valutazione: 4 su 5 stelle
    4/5
    People get older and lose their looks. Don't whine about it. Moral of the story.
  • Valutazione: 5 su 5 stelle
    5/5
    Great story about some despicable and jaded people.