The Picture of Dorian Gray
Penguin Books, Limited, Jul 5, 2002
Wilde's masterful and wonderfully entertaining exploration of art and morality, in a chic new deluxe edition 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 inthe 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - aryadeschain - LibraryThing
I was expecting to read something complex and difficult to understand and utterly boring, like a couple of classic books I've previously read. I'm glad to say I was utterly wrong. I'm pleasantly ... Read full review
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The Picture of Dorian Grey is a great masterpiece about innocence grown corrupted. The story is about a character as mentioned in the title, Dorian Grey was in his budding years when he met painter ... Read full review