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    Description'The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.' When Dorian Gray has his portrait painted, he is captivated by his own beauty. Tempted by his world-weary, decadent friend Lord Henry Wotton, he wishes to stay forever young, and pledges his very soul to keep his good looks. Set in fin-de-siecle London, the novel traces a path from the studio of painter Basil Hallward to the opium dens of the East End. 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. Ever since its first publication in 1890 Wilde's only novel 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. Combining elements of the supernatural, aestheticism, and the Gothic, The Picture of Dorian Gray is an unclassifiable and uniquely unsettling work of fiction. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oscar Wilde, Edited by Joseph Bristow
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199535989
    ISBN 10: 0199535981
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY, CULT/BRITIS
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    DC22: 823.8
    B&T Approval Code: C25109232
    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC030000
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Joseph Bristow is editor of the Oxford English Texts edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Poetry and Olive Schreiner's African Farm for OWC. He is the author of The Fin-de-Siecle Poem: English Culture and the 1890s (Ohio UP, 2005).
    Review quote
    It seemed to be an impossible task to outdo the former edition of 'Dorian Gray' in the World's Classics series, but Bristow has achieved his goal. The quality of the explanatory notes is, simply, superb, and the introduction is succint but informative,