Cover of: Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde

About the Book

A beautiful young man, Dorian Gray, sits for a portrait. In the garden of the artist's house he falls into conversation with Lord Wotton, who convinces him that only beauty is worth pursuing. Gray wishes that his portrait, and not himself, might age and show the effects of time. His wish comes true, and wild, hedonistic pursuits horribly disfigure the portrait. This Faustian story caused much controversy when it was first published, as it discusses decadent art and culture, and homosexuality. It is now considered one of the great pieces of modern Western literature.

The Physical Object

Pagination 295 p. ;

ID Numbers

Open Library OL7074568M
Internet Archive dasbildnisdesdor00wilde
OCLC/WorldCat 11071044, 11071044
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