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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Written by Oscar Wilde
Introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides


The Picture of Dorian Gray
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Category: Fiction - Classics; Fiction; Fiction - Horror
Imprint: Vintage
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: July 2011
Price: $8.95
Can. Price: $10.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74352-7 (0-307-74352-7)
Pages: 208
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook, eBook, eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.



 
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.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
OSCAR WILDE (1854–1900) was an Irish writer, poet, and playwright. His novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, brought him lasting recognition, and he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era with a series of witty social satires, including his masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest.





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