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This guide to The Picture of Dorian Gray provides an introduction to the novel as well as a chapter-by-chapter summary, critical commentary, and glossary. Character analysis, critical essays, a Q-and-A review, and a short author biography are also included, providing readers with critical background information and comprehension tools. Icons integrated throughout will help students to see the underlying themes, discover the depths of a character, identify literary devices, and understand the language used in the work. 80 pages, indexed, softcover.
Number of Pages: 80
Vendor: Cliffs Notes
Publication Date: 1999
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.25 (inches)|
In CliffsNotes on The Picture of Dorian Gray, you explore Oscar Wildes great works about narcissism, rife with symbolism and classic themes. Here, you meet Dorian Gray and discover his secret pact with the devil to stay young and handsome, and the subsequent destruction of his soul.
This study guide carefully walks you through Dorians story by providing summaries and critical analyses of each chapter of the novel. You'll also explore the life and background of the author, Oscar Wilde, and gain insight into how he came to write this novel. Other features that help you study include
- A list of characters
- Glossaries to define new and unfamiliar terms
- Critical essays about Oscar Wildes views and life
- A review section that tests your knowledge
- A list of online resources for more study
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