Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (Paperback)

Out of Stock
Price
95
No reviews yet.
June Pay Day Coupon Code RCC-JUNE150, Get R150 Off on Orders of R1000 and more. T&Cs Apply.

Product Details

Barcode
9781848373310
Department
Books
Released
1 Aug 2009
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Oscar Wilde
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Arcturus Publishing Ltd
Series
Arcturus Classics
Language
English
Number of Pages
224
Dimensions
197 x 129 x 16mm (174g)

Summary

Since its first publication in 1890, Oscar Wilde's only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, has remained the subject of critical controversy. Acclaimed by some as an instructive moral tale, it has been denounced by others for its implicit immorality. After having his portrait painted, Dorian Gray is captivated by his own beauty. Tempted by his world-weary friend, decadent friend Lord Henry Wotton, he wished to stay young forever and pledges his very soul to keep his good looks. As Dorian's slide into crime and cruelty progresses, he stays magically youthful, while his beautiful portrait changes, revealing the hideous corruption of moral decay. Set in fin-de-siecle London, the novel traces a path from the studio of painter Basil Howard to the opium dens of the East End.

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Classics
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Classics
BIC Classification 1
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Dewey Classification
823.8
Readership
General (US: Trade)