The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Oscar Wilde's enduring masterpiece, this fable of innocence and corruption, purity and decay has become a true classic. The beautiful, narcissistic Dorian Gray, torn between the influence of cynical hedonist Lord Henry Wotton and tortured artist Basil Hallward, sells the beauty of his soul in exchange for external perfection. Ultimately, he cannot escape the disfigurement of sin. Wilde's remarkable wit and memorable, epigrammatic lines dazzle in audio book form!
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 127 x 144.78 x 50.8mm | 399.16g
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 9626349913
  • 9789626349915
  • 1,352,290

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This is the classic story of Dorian Gray, beautiful and narcissistic, who sells himself for eternal beauty and youth, while his portrait changes with time, reflecting his aging and the evil in his soul. Intellectual snobbery, cynicism, irony, class differences, and philosophizing 'youth is the only thing worth having' are all explored in this rather dark novel, which is lightened with some witty dialog. Accomplished British stage, television, and movie actor Greg Wise's wonderful interpretation of the story subtly voices the characters and varies the tempo and mood so that even the lengthy descriptive passages come alive. And the musical interludes here are appropriate and pleasant. Adults who are familiar with the story will love Wise's performance, although those new to it might find some of the philosophizing a bit tedious. Young adults might have problems getting through it for the same reason. - Sue Rosenzweig, SoundCommentary.com
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717,932 ratings
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