The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
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  • ISBN
    9780393927542 / 0393927547
  • Title The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Author Oscar Wilde
  • Category Literature: History & Criticism
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 2006
  • Pages 517
  • Publisher
    W. W. Norton & Company
  • Imprint Norton Critical Editions
  • Edition
    2nd
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 129mm x 30mm x 213mm

Annotation

This Norton Critical Edition is the only edition available that includes both the 1890 Lippincott's and the 1891 book versions of The Picture of Dorian Gray, allowing students to compare the two published versions with the editorial guidance of Michael Patrick Gillespie.

Publisher Description

This is the only edition available that includes both the 1890 Lippincott's and the 1891 book versions of “The Picture of Dorian Gray”. The backgrounds, and reviews and reactions sections allow readers to gauge the novel's sensational reception and to consider heated public debate that the novel's publication engendered. “Criticism” includes seven new essays on the novel. A bibliography is also included.

Author Biography

Born in Ireland in 1856, Oscar Wilde was a noted essayist, playwright, fairy tale writer and poet, as well as an early leader of the Aesthetic Movement. His plays include: “An Ideal Husband, Salome, A Woman of No Importance, ” and “Lady Windermere's Fan.” Among his best known stories are “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and “The Canterville Ghost”.

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