- Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
- Format: Paperback | 176 pages
- Dimensions: 130mm x 208mm x 13mm | 136g
- Publication date: 1 February 1994
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0486278077
- ISBN 13: 9780486278070
- Edition: New edition
- Edition statement: New edition
- Sales rank: 10,538
The tale of a youth whose features, year after year, retain the same appearance of innocent beauty while the shame of his abhorrent vices becomes mirrored on the features of his portrait.
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In this celebrated work, his only novel, Wilde forged a devastating portrait of the effects of evil and debauchery on a young aesthete in late-19th-century England. Combining elements of the Gothic horror novel and decadent French fiction, the book centers on a striking premise: As Dorian Gray sinks into a life of crime and gross sensuality, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait grows day by day into a hideous record of evil, which he must keep hidden from the world. For over a century, this mesmerizing tale of horror and suspense has enjoyed wide popularity. It ranks as one of Wilde's most important creations and among the classic achievements of its kind.