The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9781542047432
Department
Books
Released
13 Jun 2017
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Oscar Wilde
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Amazonclassics
Language
English
Number of Pages
252

Summary

Featured title on PBS&;s The Great American Read in 2018

In the wealthy and vain hedonist Dorian Gray, London painter Basil Hallward has found his muse. Only when the portrait of Dorian begins to age, while the man himself remains untouched by time, do they realize they may have made a deal with the devil.

Oscar Wilde&;s only novel takes a witty, philosophical, and harrowing look at our obsession with youth and the price we pay for it.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Picture of Dorian Gray, this edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Classics
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Literary
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
BIC Classification 2
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Dewey Classification
813

Author Bio

Dublin-born Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) is known for his satirical comedies of manners. He received honors at Trinity College and Oxford and managed an English magazine before publishing poetry, short stories, plays, and essays. His only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, was published in 1891. Banned, censored, and excoriated in the press, the novel's flirtation with aestheticism was considered dangerous, decadent, and immoral-accusations that would haunt Wilde in his personal life as well.

In 1892, Wilde's first play, Lady Windermere's Fan, opened to widespread acclaim; it was followed by A Woman of No Importance, Salome, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest. The influence of Oscar Wilde-one of the most celebrated, controversial, and unconventional writers of the nineteenth century-is felt to this day.