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The Confessions

The Confessions

  • Author: Saint Augustine,Henry Chadwick
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 0199537828
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 352
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In his own day the dominant personality of the Western Church, Augustine of Hippo today stands as perhaps the greatest thinker of Christian antiquity, and his Confessions is one of the great works of Western literature. In this intensely personal narrative, Augustine relates his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of power at the imperial court in Milan, his struggle against the domination of his sexual nature, his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage, and the recovery of the faith his mother Monica had taught him during his childhood. Now, Henry Chadwick, an eminent scholar of early Christianity, has given us the first new English translation in thirty years of this classic spiritual journey. Chadwick renders the details of Augustine's conversion in clear, modern English. We witness the future saint's fascination with astrology and with the Manichees, and then follow him through scepticism and disillusion with pagan myths until he finally reaches Christian faith. There are brilliant philosophical musings about Platonism and the nature of God, and touching portraits of Augustine's beloved mother, of St. Ambrose of Milan, and of other early Christians like Victorinus, who gave up a distinguished career as a rhetorician to adopt the orthodox faith. Augustine's concerns are often strikingly contemporary, yet his work contains many references and allusions that are easily understood only with background information about the ancient social and intellectual setting. To make The Confessions accessible to contemporary readers, Chadwick provides the most complete and informative notes of any recent translation, and includes an introduction to establish the context. The religious and philosophical value of The Confessions is unquestionable--now modern readers will have easier access to St. Augustine's deeply personal meditations. Chadwick's lucid translation and helpful introduction clear the way for a new experience of this classic. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

And Other Writings

  • Author: Thomas De Quincey
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 0192836544
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 257
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an account of the early life and opium addiction of Thomas De Quincey, in prose which is by turns witty, conversational, and nightmarish. 'On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth' offers both a small masterpiece of Shakespearian interpretation and a provocative statement of De Quincey's personal aesthetic of contrast and counterpoint. Suspiria de Profundis blends autobiography and philosophical speculation into a series of dazzling prose-poems which explore the mysteries of time, memory, and suffering. 'The English Mail-Coach' develops a richly apocalyptic vision which sets nineteenth-century England's political and imperial grandeur against the suffering and loss of innocence which it entails. This selection presents De Quincey's major works in their original uncut and unrevised versions, which in some cases have not been available for many years.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • Author: Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • ISBN: 9781551111261
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 280
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In Oscar Wilde’s famous novel, Dorian Gray is tempted by Henry Wotton to sell his soul in order to hold on to beauty and youth. Dorian succumbs and murders the portrait painter Basil Haliward, who stands between him and his goal. Though in the end vice is punished and virtue rewarded, the novel remains one of the most important expressions of fin de siècle decadence. It is in the preface to the expanded edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray that Wilde coined the most famous expression of his aesthetic: “There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well-written or badly-written. That is all.” Like other Broadview Editions, this edition includes a wide range of materials from the period that help to set the text in context. In particular, the editor locates the text both in relation to elements in the mainstream culture of the day (such as the aesthetes); and in relation to the gay subculture.

The Confessions of Aubrey Beardsley

The Confessions of Aubrey Beardsley

A Novel

  • Author: Donald Olson
  • Publisher: Bantam Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 422
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Portrays the life of Aubrey Beardsley from infancy, to the age of twenty-five, when he died of tuberculosis. Written in the first person, in the form of confessional letters to a priest.

The Confessions of Edward Dahlberg

The Confessions of Edward Dahlberg

  • Author: Edward Dahlberg
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780448000121
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: 312
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The Picture of Dorian Gray and Three Stories

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Three Stories

  • Author: Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101043733
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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A fashionable young man sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty in Oscar Wilde's fascinating gothic tale. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde’s only full-length novel, is the enduringly eerie story of a naïve and irresistible young man lured by decadent Lord Henry Wotton into a life of depravity. Though Dorian is steeped in sin, his face remains perfect, unlined as years pass—while only his portrait, locked away, reveals the blackness of his soul. This timeless tale of Gothic horror and fable, reveling in the unabashed hedonism and cynical wit of its characters, epitomizes Wilde’s literary revolt against the proprieties of the Victorian era. Sharing this volume with The Picture of Dorian Gray are Wilde’s clever and sophisticated story “Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime” and two of his delicate fairy tales, “The Happy Prince” and “The Birthday of the Infanta.” With an Introduction by Gary Schnidgall and an Afterword by Peter Raby

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

  • Author: Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher: Bantam Classics
  • ISBN: 0307757684
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 592
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Flamboyant and controversial, Oscar Wilde was a dazzling personality, a master of wit, and a dramatic genius whose sparkling comedies contain some of the most brilliant dialogue ever written for the English stage. Here in one volume are his immensely popular novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray; his last literary work, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol,” a product of his own prison experience; and four complete plays: Lady Windermere’s Fan, his first dramatic success, An Ideal Husband, which pokes fun at conventional morality, The Importance of Being Earnest, his finest comedy, and Salomé, a portrait of uncontrollable love originally written in French and faithfully translated by Richard Ellmann. Every selection appears in its entirety–a marvelous collection of outstanding works by the incomparable Oscar Wilde, who’s been aptly called “a lord of language” by Max Beerbohm.

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Short Stories

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Short Stories

  • Author: Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1616406496
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 374
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The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Short Stories is a compilation of short stories by Oscar Wilde, along with his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. It was originally published in 1888 under the title Stories: Oscar Wilde. Some of the short stories within include "The Sphinx Without a Secret," "The Model Millionaire," and stories from the previously-published collections "A House of Pomegranates" and "The Happy Prince and Other Tales." This book is sure to interest Oscar Wilde fans and fans of Victorian literature. OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900) was a celebrated Irish-born playwright, short story writer, poet, and personality in Victorian London. He is best known for his involvement in the aesthetic movement and his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, as well as his many plays, such as Lady Windermere's Fan, The Importance of Being Ernest, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and Salom . During his imprisonment for gross indecency, he wrote De Profundis, and later, The Ballad of Reading Gao.

The Picture of Dorian Gray. The Importance of Being Earnest. The Ballad of Reading Gaol, and Other Works ...

The Picture of Dorian Gray. The Importance of Being Earnest. The Ballad of Reading Gaol, and Other Works ...

  • Author: Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 428
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Canada and the Nordic Countries

Canada and the Nordic Countries

Proceedings from the Second International Conference of the Nordic Association for Canadian Studies, University of Lund, 1987

  • Author: Nordic Association for Canadian Studies. International Conference,Jørn Carlsen,Bengt Streijffert
  • Publisher: Lund, [Sweden] : Lund University Press
  • ISBN: 9789179660543
  • Category: Canada
  • Page: 410
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