"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Wilde: BerkeleyX Book Club

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"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Wilde: BerkeleyX Book Club

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This course will examine Oscar Wilde’s only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. This novel was first published as a serial novel in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine in 1890.

The Picture of Dorian Gray was immediately controversial, and was censored by the magazine’s editors. Even with the censorship, reviewers still thought that Wilde ought to have been prosecuted for violating laws concerning public morality. This story has two important themes: the idea of selling one’s soul, and the theme of living a double life. Wilde takes these themes to their extreme.
 
Participants in this course will read, discuss, and write about the text and its influence. As in most book clubs, the focus will be on lively discussion. Course materials will include background information for understanding the text, as well as vocabulary and language support. Assessment will include quizzes and short writing assignments.
 
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This course will examine Oscar Wilde’s only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. This novel was first published as a serial novel in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine in 1890.

The Picture of Dorian Gray was immediately controversial, and was censored by the magazine’s editors. Even with the censorship, reviewers still thought that Wilde ought to have been prosecuted for violating laws concerning public morality. This story has two important themes: the idea of selling one’s soul, and the theme of living a double life. Wilde takes these themes to their extreme.
 
Participants in this course will read, discuss, and write about the text and its influence. As in most book clubs, the focus will be on lively discussion. Course materials will include background information for understanding the text, as well as vocabulary and language support. Assessment will include quizzes and short writing assignments.
 
This is the fourth part of the BerkeleyX Book Club offerings.

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Karen Hermann

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2 years, 9 months ago
This was an excellent course! It covered not only the book itself, but the author and the times in which it was written, which added quite a bit of depth to the story. The discussion questions provided by the instructor were good, and the discussion among other students was helpful and interesting.
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Savannah JG

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2 years, 11 months ago
I would highly recommend this course or any of the BerkeleyX Book Club courses. Prof. Sokolik makes the classics come alive with history and the creative homework was enjoyable to do! I felt as if I knew each author as well as each character I read. The course definitely made reading fun!
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