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4.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 5 4.10 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Víctor Prieto Publisher: NEAR, S.A. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN:
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Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)Oscar Wilde nació en 1854, en Dublín. Hijo del cirujano William Wills-Wilde y de la escritora Joana Elgee. Oscar Wilde combinó sus estudios universitarios con viajes por Italia, Grecia, Estados Unidos y Francia, al tiempo que publicaba en varios periódicos y revistas sus primeros poemas. Fue excepcionalmente bien recibido en las universidades y centros culturales británicos y franceses. El éxito de Wilde se basaba en el ingenio punzante que derrochaba en sus obras, dedicadas casi siempre a fustigar las hipocresías de sus contemporáneos. Tuvo una enorme popularidad como dramaturgo, con obras como Salomé, o La importancia de llamarse Ernesto. Su éxito, sin embargo, se vio truncado en 1895 cuando el marqués de Queenberry inició una campaña de difamación en periódicos y revistas acusándole de homosexual. El 27 de mayo de 1895 Oscar Wilde fue condenado a dos años de prisión y trabajos forzados. A pesar de las numerosas peticiones de clemencia de toda Europa, el escritor fue obligado a cumplir por entero la pena. La sentencia supuso la pérdida de todo lo conseguido durante sus años de gloria. Cumplida la condena, emigró a París, donde vivió sus últimos años de vida, con nombre falso, entre penurias económicas y problemas de salud, hasta su muerte, el 30 de noviembre de 1900. El retrato de Dorian GrayEl retrato de Dorian Gray, es la única novela de Wilde, y su autoría le reportó feroces críticas desde sectores puritanos y conservadores debido a su tergiversación del tema de Fausto. En esta novela, Oscar Wilde indaga sobre el mito de la eterna juventud, al recrear el tema de un pacto diabólico para conservar la belleza y permanecer eternamente joven. Un pintor queda fascinado por la extraordinaria hermosura de Dorian, su joven modelo, que vive en plena era victoriana satisfaciendo todos sus deseos, sin límites ni prejuicios. El pintor declara que sería dichoso si Dorian pudiese permanecer para siempre exactament... Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 6/2/2011

    " My favorite book of all time. This story speaks to readers today as it did when it was written. I believe it always will. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shams | 6/1/2011

    " Reminds me of Frankenstein; captivated me from the start. I think, there is a Dorian Gray in all of us. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Destiny | 5/30/2011

    " I thought there were some pretty slow parts that I basically ignored as I listened to it but I thought it was a good book. It shows how vanity and pride can take over your life and make you so selfish and evil. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 niloy | 5/30/2011

    " Very interesting book. Excellent but quite well known plot by now. The description is consistently vivid, and at places the crimes are really hideous. Highly recommended. ... What it is to gain the world, if, in the process, a man loses his soul. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 5/28/2011

    " This book has some fantastic one-liners and is very thought-provoking. Often funny, very relevant to today as well as the time in which it was published. Also reveals fascinating insight into the life of a late-Victorian British gentleman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alissa | 5/27/2011

    " had to read it for an english class but I enjoyed it.. the modern movie version isn't too bad "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cknot1sk | 5/27/2011

    " an interesting insight into the weakness of beauty-wilde's wit failed to disappoint; however, chapter eleven was extremely tediously (read:boring)-the numerous parallels to wilde's own life proved intriguing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keri | 5/27/2011

    " This book really makes you think. Who are you really? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paraskevi | 5/26/2011

    " Oscar Wilde! Whatever little I have read of Oscar Wilde I have loved. This is one of his best works. I want to read more of Wilde. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 5/25/2011

    " Darker than I expected, given my love of "The Importance of Being Earnest."
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About the Author
Author Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born in Dublin. He won scholarships to both Trinity College, Dublin, and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced by the radical aesthetics of Walter Pater. Flamboyant wit and man-about-town, Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. After publishing two volumes of short stories between 1887 and 1891, his social-comedy plays such as Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest established his critical and commercial success. In 1895 Wilde was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for homosexual conduct and died in Paris in obscurity a few years after his release.