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Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde


PUBLISHED: 16th October 2012
ISBN: 9781613774007
ANNOTATION:
Wilde's tale of aestheticism and duplicity, presented in graphic novel format.
Picture of Dorian Gray
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PUBLISHED: 16th October 2012
ISBN: 9781613774007
ANNOTATION:
Wilde's tale of aestheticism and duplicity, presented in graphic novel format.

Annotation

Wilde's tale of aestheticism and duplicity, presented in graphic novel format.

Publisher Description

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. I p Ior years Dorian Gray could not free himself Lii I from the influence of this book; or perhaps WMWi it would be more accurate to say that he never sought to free himself from it. He procured from Paris no less than nine large-paper copies of the first edition, and had them bound in different colors, so that they might suit his various moods and the changing fancies of a nature over which he seemed, at times, to have almost entirely lost control. The hero, the wonderful young Parisian, in whom the romantic and the scientific temperament were so strangely blended, became to him a kind of prefiguring type of himself. And, indeed, the whole book seemed to him to contain the story of his own life, written before he had lived it. In one point he was more fortunate than the novel's fantastic hero. He never knew—never, indeed, had any cause to know—that somewhat grotesque dread of mirrors, and polished metal surfaces, and still water, which came upon the young Parisian so early in his life, and was occasioned by the sudden decay of a beauty that had once, apparently, been so remarkable. It was with an almost cruel joy—and perhaps in nearly every joy, as certainly in every pleasure, cruelty has its place—that he used to read the latter part of the book, with its really tragic, if somewhat over-emphasized, account of the sorrow and despair of one who had himself lost what in others, and in the world, he had most dearly valued. For the wonderful beauty that had so fascinated Basil Hallward, and many others besides him, seemed never to leave him. Even those who had heard the most evil things against him (and from time to time strange rumors about his mode of life crept through London and became the chatter of the clubs) could not believe anything t...

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".

Product Details

Author
Oscar Wilde
Year
2012
ISBN-10
1613774001
ISBN-13
9781613774007
Media
Book
Publication Date
2012-10-16
Short Title
PICT OF DORIAN GRAY
Publisher
IDW Publishing
Language
English
Illustrations
Yes
Residence
Dublin, IE
Pages
234
Illustrator
S.P. Shearon
Format
Hardcover
Audience Age
13-16
Country of Publication
United States
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