Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9780307743527
Department
Books
Released
26 Jul 2011
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Oscar Wilde
Jeffrey Eugenides (Introduction by)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Inc
Edition
Reprint
Language
English
Number of Pages
194
Dimensions
216 x 140 x 19mm (218g)

Annotation

The handsome appearance of dissolute, young Dorian Gray remains unchanged while the features in his portrait become distorted as his degeneration progresses.

Summary

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.

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Classics
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Classics
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Appearance (Philosophy); Fiction.
Library Subject 2
Youthfulness; Fiction.
Library Subject 3
Portraits; Fiction.
Academic Subject 1
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900
Academic Subject 2
Irish Novel And Short Story
Dewey Classification
823/.8

Author Bio

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. /i>