THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

By
Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray, an extraordinarily beautiful youth, looks at his newly-painted portrait and despairs at the thought of how time will alter his looks. If only he could be beautiful forever - yes, he would give his soul for that! Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece in a beautiful new edition.

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320 pages
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196x130 mm
ISBN:
9781847172143

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9781847174529
Category Fiction

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Dorian Gray, an extraordinarily beautiful youth, looks at his newly-painted portrait and despairs at the thought of how time will alter his looks. If only he could be beautiful forever - yes, he would give his soul for that!
Under the influence of the decadent Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian begins to lead a life of hedonistic depravity. Strangely, none of his excesses touch his face or figure. But the painting tells a different story.

A fascinating study of the corruption of a soul.

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest.

'it must be said that it is the more attractive of the two and seems to capture the spirit of Wilde better'

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