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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Written by Oscar WildeAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Oscar Wilde
Introduction by Jeffrey EugenidesAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jeffrey Eugenides

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: July 26, 2011
  • Price: $8.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-307-74352-7 (0-307-74352-7)
about this book

The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde’s enduringly popular story of a beautiful and corrupt man and the portrait that reveals all his secrets.

Entranced by the perfection of his recently painted portrait, the youthful Dorian Gray expresses a wish that the figure on the canvas could age and change in his place. When his wish comes true, the portrait becomes his hideous secret as he follows a downward trajectory of decadence and cruelty that leaves its traces only in the portrait’s degraded image. Wilde’s unforgettable portrayal of a Faustian bargain and its consequences is narrated with his characteristic incisive wit and diamond-sharp prose. The result is a novel that is as flamboyant and controversial as its incomparable author.