TITLE

Oscar Wilde's "Dorian Gray" and Shakespeare's Sonnets

AUTHOR(S)
Breuer, Horst
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
English Language Notes;Dec2004, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p59
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Presents literary criticism which compares the plot, characters and particular passages of the novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray," by Irish writer Oscar Wilde with the sonnet sequence of poet and dramatist William Shakespeare. Texts that were found to have influenced the composition of the novel; Similarities of the novel to the essayistic narrative "The Portrait of Mr. W. H."; Information on the passages or content of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" that mentioned the sonnet sequence of Shakespeare and the theme of love and passion; Response of Wilde when questioned about the homoeroticism of the novel during his first trial.
ACCESSION #
15493137

 

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