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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde


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PUBLISHED: 1st September 2008
ISBN: 9780141037684
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  • Paperback
    $12.87
PUBLISHED: 1st September 2008
ISBN: 9780141037684

Publisher Description

Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray is the story of a man who makes a devilish pact never to grow old. Dorian Gray remains forever young, indulging in unspeakable pleasures while his portrait bears the mark of his corrupt existence. A beautifully decadent tale of the destructive allure of perpetual youth, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a masterpiece of Victorian gothic horror.

Author Biography

Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin on 16 October 1854. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin and Magdalen College, Oxford. He later lived in London and married Constance Lloyd there in 1884. Wilde was a leader of the Aesthetic Movement. His only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, was first published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. He published a revised and expanded edition in 1891 in response to negative reviews which criticised the book's immorality. Wilde became famous through of the immense success of his plays such as Lady Windemere's Fan (1892), An Ideal Husband (1895) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895).

In 1985, after a public scandal involving Wilde's relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas, he was sentenced to two years' hard labour in Reading Gaol for 'gross indecency'. His poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol was based on his experiences in prison and was published in 1898. After his release, Wilde never lived in England again and died in Paris on 30 November 1900. He is buried in P re Lachaise cemetery.

Product Details

Author
Oscar Wilde
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Series
Popular Penguins
Year
2008
ISBN-10
0141037687
ISBN-13
9780141037684
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2008-09-01
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
300