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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde


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PUBLISHED: 26th September 2019 NEW RELEASE
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  • Compact Disc
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PUBLISHED: 26th September 2019 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9780241423219

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Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman inthe eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence. The novel was a succes de scandale and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895. It has lost none of its power to fascinate and disturb.

Author Biography

Oscar Wilde (Author) 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.

Review

A heady late-Victorian tale of double-living, in which Dorian's fatal, corruptive influence over women and men alike, is suggestively indistinct.

-- "Sarah Waters, New York Times bestselling author" Every line that Wilde ever wrote affected me so enormously.

-- "Morrissey, musician"

Product Details

Author
Oscar Wilde
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2019
ISBN-10
024142321X
ISBN-13
9780241423219
Format
Compact Disc
Publication Date
2019-09-26
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Subtitle
Penguin Classics