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The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

ByOscar wilde

This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure! Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused something of a scandal when it first appeared in 1890. Wilde was attacked for his decadence and corrupting influence, and a few years later the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liaisons, trials that resulted in his imprisonment. Of the book's value as autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, "Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be--in other ages, perhaps."

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Publication Date
Aug 14, 2017
Language
English
ISBN
9781387163946
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
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By (author): Oscar wilde

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