The Picture of Dorian Gray
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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 129.54 x 208.28 x 12.7mm | 136.08g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0486278077
  • 9780486278070
  • 85,036

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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.
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About Oscar Wilde

Poet and playwright Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) remains best known for his comedies of the 1890s, including The Importance of Being Earnest, and for his tragic imprisonment and untimely death.
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717,932 ratings
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4 37% (262,255)
3 19% (136,445)
2 5% (32,510)
1 1% (10,452)
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