The aesthetic realism of Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray

Waldrep, Shelton
March 1996
Studies in the Literary Imagination;Spring96, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p103
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Presents an analysis of Oscar Wilde's novel, `The Picture of Dorian Gray.' Emile Zola's influence on Wilde; Views on realism; Excerpts from the `Preface' to `A Rebours.'


Related Articles

  • Untitled.  // Oscar Wilde: Art & Morality;1/1/1908, p24 

    The article offers the author's views on the attacks of criticism over the Irish writer Oscar Wilde's novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray." He asserts that the attacks have been extremely crude, impudent, and full of contempt which were expected from the vulgar mind or style from the suburban...

  • The importance of being bored: The dividends of ennui in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Nunokawa, Jeff // Studies in the Novel;Fall96, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p357 

    Presents a textual criticism and interpretation of the novel `The Picture of Dorian Gray,' by Oscar Wilde. Distinction between the boredom of the novel's readers from the boredom of its characters; Exploration about homosexual and heterosexual desires.

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray, or, The Embarrassing Orthodoxy of Oscar Wilde. Buma, Michael // Victorian Newsletter;Spring2005, Issue 107, p18 

    A literary criticism of the novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray," by Oscar Wilde, is presented. It also cites a brief career history of Wilde, including his role in promoting artistic freedom and experimentation of the culture of "New Hedonism" in the 1880s and 1890s. It also cites the criticisms...

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray in Context: Intertextuality and Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. LORANG, ELIZABETH // Victorian Periodicals Review;Spring2010, Vol. 43 Issue 1, preceding p19 

    A literary criticism of author Oscar Wilde's story "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is presented. It offers a history of the the book, addressing the differences between the 1890 serial publication in "Lippincott's Monthly Magazine" and the revised novel. The author argues for greater intertextual...

  • DORIAN GRAY'S SCHOOLBOOKS. TEARLE, OLIVER // Notes & Queries;Dec2008, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p463 

    The article presents a note of literary criticism, discussing questions of the inconsistent presence of books in the narrative of "The Picture of Dorian Gray," by Oscar Wilde. Details are given noting the discrepancies in different descriptions of Gray's attic in the tale and questions are...

  • Oscar Wilde, De Profundis, and the Rhetoric of Agency. Foster, David // Papers on Language & Literature;Winter2001, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p85 

    Argues that `De Profundis' revealed Oscar Wilde's calculated efforts to disguise and deflect homoerotic elements of his relationship with Alfred Douglas. Analysis of the homoerotic theme encoded by Wilde in his book `The Picture of Dorian Gray'; Motive of Wilde in writing `De Profundis' as a...

  • "THE DAILY CHRONICLE" ON "DORIAN GRAY".  // Oscar Wilde: Art & Morality;1/1/1908, p11 

    The article offers the author's perspectives regarding the published novel of the Irish writer Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray," which garnered criticisms over its moral perversion and impairment of virtue and moral principles. The author comments on the frivolous character of Dorian...

  • Boundaries of the Soul: Failure to Acknowledge the Separateness of Others as a Sign of Evil in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. Profit, Vera B. // PsyArt;2011, p16 

    Before the 1983 publication of M. Scott Peck's People of the Lie, the diagnosis of evil had never entered the psychiatric lexicon. To allow for this designation within the medical sphere, Dr. Peck's case histories illustrate the salient characteristics of both individual and group evil. From...

  • The Physiological Determinism Debate in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. Hasseler, Terri A. // Victorian Newsletter;Fall1993, Issue 84, p31 

    A literary criticism of Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is presented. It focuses on its portrayal of the bartering process over an eternal body and the salvation of the soul. It examines the story based on the Victorian context of evolutionary theory and determinism as reflected in...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics