Book
Dutch

Het portret van Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde (other), Anneke Brassinga (translator)
Subject
Goed en kwaad
Title
Het portret van Dorian Gray
Other
Oscar Wilde
Translator
Anneke Brassinga
Language
Dutch
Publisher
Utrecht: Spectrum, 1978
255 p.
Note
The picture of Dorian Gray
ISBN
9020458434 9789020458435

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About Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of the most popular playwrights in London in the early 1890s. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his criminal conviction for gross indecency for consensual homosexual acts in "one of the first celebrity trials", imprisonment, and early death from meningitis at age 46.

Wilde's parents were Anglo-Irish intellectuals in Dublin. A young Wilde learned to speak fluent French and German. At university, Wilde read Greats; he demonstrated himself to be an exceptional classicist, first at Trinity College Dublin, then at Oxford. He became associated with the emerging philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London i…Read more on Wikipedia

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