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PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

byWilde Oscar

Hardcover | October 8, 2012

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While waiting to begin his final sitting for artist Basil Hallward's portrait of him, the beautiful, young Dorian Gray has a conversation that changes the course of his life. Basil's friend Lord Henry Wotton fills Dorian's head with the idea that youth, beauty, and pleasure are all that matter in the world. He urges Dorian to indulge in all of life's sensual joys before age takes its toll and his good looks fade.
When Dorian sees Basil's stunning finished picture, he is transfixed by its reflection of his own beauty. He is also troubled by the knowledge that the image in the painting will remain forever youthful and handsome while he himself grows older and less desirable. He wishes aloud that the roles were reversed, saying that he would give his soul, if only the painting would suffer the ravages of time and he were to remain forever young. As the old adage goes: Be careful what you wish for.
A beautifully bound edition including notes on the life of Oscar Wilde; an introduction by David Greenstein, PhD in English and Comparative Literature; Oscar Wilde's preface; End Notes; 'Based on the Book; and a section on Further Reading.

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Oscar Wilde was born in Dubliin, Ireland, in 1854. After a notable career as a poet, a lecturer, and an editor, he published The Picture of Dorian Gray in a monthly magazine in 1890, revising and lengthening it for book publication in 1891. Wilde also wrote nine plays,including four celebrated comedies: Lady Windermere's Fan, An Ideal ...
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Title:PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAYFormat:HardcoverPublished:October 8, 2012Language:English

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