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An edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)

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An edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)

The picture of Dorian Gray

  • 3.71 ·
  • 17 Ratings
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236

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The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde. A shorter novella-length version was published in the July 1890 issue of the American periodical Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine. The novel-length version was published in April 1891.

The story revolves around a portrait of Dorian Gray painted by Basil Hallward, a friend of Dorian’s and an artist infatuated with Dorian’s beauty. Through Basil, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton and is soon enthralled by the aristocrat’s hedonistic worldview: that beauty and sensual fulfillment are the only things worth pursuing in life. Newly understanding that his beauty will fade, Dorian expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that the picture, rather than he, will age and fade. The wish is granted, and Dorian pursues a libertine life of varied amoral experiences while staying young and beautiful; all the while, his portrait ages and visually records every one of Dorian’s sins.

Wilde’s only novel, it was subject to much controversy and criticism in its time but has come to be recognized as a classic of gothic literature.

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Cover of: The picture of Dorian Gray
The picture of Dorian Gray
2015, Scholastic
in English
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
2014, Standard Ebooks
in English
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The picture of Dorian Gray
2012, Ulverscroft
in English
Cover of: The picture of Dorian Gray
The picture of Dorian Gray
2011, [CreateSpace]
in English
Cover of: The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray
2010, SoHo Books
in English - Unabridged.
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Le portrait de Dorian Gray
2006, Flammarion
in French - Éd. corr. et mise à jour en 2006.
Cover of: The picture of Dorian Gray
The picture of Dorian Gray
2006, La spiga languages
in English
Cover of: El retrato de Dorian Gray
El retrato de Dorian Gray
1999, Edicomunicación
Texto impreso in Spanish
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The Picture of Dorian Grey
1989, Oxford University Press
Paperback in English
Cover of: The picture of Dorian Gray
The picture of Dorian Gray
1987, Oxford University Press
in English
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Le portrait de dorian gray
Mar 17, 1986, Grands Écrivains
hardcover
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Le Portrait de Dorian Gray: roman
1979, Presses pocket
in French

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Oxford, New York

Edition Notes

Introduction / Isobel Murray: str. VII-XVI.

Bibliografija: str. XVIII-XIX.

Series
The world's classics, The world's classics

The Physical Object

Pagination
XXIV, 236 str. ;
Number of pages
236

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24953239M
Internet Archive
pictureofdoriang1987wild
ISBN 10
0192815539
ISBN 13
9780192815538
OCLC/WorldCat
438580481

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