From the Longman Cultural Editions series, Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Longman Cultural Edition, edited by Andrew Elfenbein, presents the 1891 version of Wilde’s novel with detailed annotations drawing on contemporary writings about London. It also presents a range of cultural contexts with information about the novel’s first reviews, aestheticism, Victorian treatments of sexuality and science, and parodies of the novel.
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Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
About Longman Cultural Editions
About This Edition
Table of Dates
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891)
The Two Versions of The Picture of Dorian Gray
from Chapter 1 (1890, 1891)
from Chapter 7 (1890) and Chapter 9 (1891)
from Chapter 10 (1890) and Chapter 12 (1891)
from Chapter 13 (1890) and Chapter 20 (1891)
Chapter 11: Further Annotations
Victorian Reactions to The Picture of Dorian Gray
Ward, Lock, and Co., Lippincott's Advertisement for The Picture of Dorian Gray
Samuel Henry Jeyes, St. James's Gazette and Wilde's responses
Walter Pater, The Bookman
Robert Smythe Hichens, from The Green Carnation
George Slythe Street, from The Autobiography of a Boy
from Regina (Oscar Wilde) vs. John Douglas (Marquess of Queensberry)
Walter Pater, "Conclusion" to The Renaissance
Mathew Arnold, from Culture and Anarchy
Oscar Wilde, from The Decay of Lying
Joris-Karl Huysmans, from A Rebours (Against the Grain)
Charles Darwin, from The Descent of Man
William Kingdon Clifford, from "Right and Wrong: The Scientific Ground of their Distinction"
Thomas Henry Huxley, from "Science and Culture"
Henry Maudsley, from The Physiology and Pathology of the Mind
Love between Men
John Addington Symonds, from "A Problem in Greek Ethics"
Richard St. John Tyrwhitt, from "The Greek Spirit in Modern Literature"
Havelock Ellis, from Sexual Inversion
Works Cited in the Notes
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