The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (Hardcover)

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On its first publication The Picture of Dorian Gray was regarded as dangerously modern in its depiction of fin-de-siecle decadence. Although sin is punished in the end the book has a flavour of the elegantly perverse.With an Afterword by Peter Harness."

Product Details

Barcode
9781509827831
Department
Books
Released
21 Mar 2017
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Oscar Wilde
Binding
Hardback
Publisher
CRW PUBLISHING
Series
Macmillan Collector's Library
Language
English
Number of Pages
288
Dimensions
156 x 102 x 19mm (172g)

Annotation

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

Summary

  • Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

    On its first publication The Picture of Dorian Gray was regarded as dangerously modern in its depiction of fin-de-si├Ęcle decadence. In this updated version of the Faust story, the tempter is Lord Henry Wotton, who lives selfishly for amoral pleasure; Dorian's good angel is the portrait painter Basil Hallward, whom Dorian murders. The book highlights the tension between the polished surface of high society and the life of secret vice. Although sin is punished in the end the book has a flavour of the elegantly perverse.

    With an Afterword by Peter Harness.

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Classics
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Literary
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Gothic
BIC Classification 1
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Psychological fiction
Library Subject 2
Conduct of life
Library Subject 3
Didactic fiction
Dewey Classification
823.8

Author Bio

Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854. He studied there, at Trinity College, and then at Oxford, where he founded the cult of aestheticism. He published several books of stories, and one novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, in 1891. He had many successes as a playwright, first with Lady Windermere's Fan in 1892, and all his plays were performed in London between 1892 and 1895. A dazzling wit and flamboyant figure, Wilde's career was cut short after his homosexuality was exposed, and he was sentenced to two years' imprisonment in 1895. Released in 1897, he fled to France where he died a broken man in 1900.