The Picture of Dorian Gray
Suggestions for Further Reading
Brown, Julia Prewitt. Cosmopolitan Criticism: Oscar Wilde’s Philosophy of Art. Charlottesvile: University Press of Virginia, 1997.
Ellmann, Richard, ed. Oscar Wilde: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1969.
Fido, Martin. Oscar Wilde. New York: Viking Press, 1973.
Gillespie, Michael Patrick. The Picture of Dorian Gray: What the World Thinks Me. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1995.
McCormack, Jerusha Hull. The Man Who Was Dorian Gray. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.
Nicholls, Mark. The Importance of Being Oscar: The Life and Wit of Oscar Wilde. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1980.
Raby, Peter, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Roden, Frederick S., ed. Palgrave Advances in Oscar Wilde Studies. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Wilde, Oscar. The Picture of Dorian Gray (Norton Critical Edition, 2nd edition). Michael Gillespie, ed. New York: W. W. Norton, 2006.
Womack, Kenneth. “‘Withered, Wrinkled, and Loathsome of Visage’: Reading the Ethics of the Soul and the Late-Victorian Gothic in The Picture of Dorian Gray.” In Victorian Gothic: Literary and Cultural Manifestations in the Nineteenth Century, edited by Ruth Robbins and Julian Wolfreys, 168–181. New York: Palgrave, 2000.
by Aecio, April 14, 2013
In the end of the book, when Dorian stabs his cursed picture: Does it mean his soul is pure again, for his dead body now endures his age and sins while the picture that represented his soul is young again, or it's just about his curse being broken?
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