The Picture of Dorian Gray
30%
off

The Picture of Dorian Gray

4.05 (644,449 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , Edited by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence. The novel was a succes de scandale and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895. It has lost none of its power to fascinate and disturb.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 28mm | 419.99g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0141442468
  • 9780141442464
  • 5,851

About Oscar Wilde

Born in Ireland, Wilde (1854-1900) was educated in Dublin and Oxford and became the leading exponent of aestheticism. His work includes plays, a novel, poetry and criticism. Imprisoned for homosexual acts, he died after his release in exile in Paris. Robert Mighall has written on Gothic fiction and is the editor of Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for Penguin Classics.show more

Rating details

644,449 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
5 38% (244,899)
4 37% (236,185)
3 19% (124,427)
2 5% (29,568)
1 1% (9,370)

Our customer reviews

A beautiful book with a fascinating story. One of my favourite books of all time.show more
by Evelyn Chan
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X