Penguin Classics The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar WildePenguin Classics The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Penguin Classics The Picture Of Dorian Gray

byOscar Wilde

Paperback | May 25, 2010

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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 in the eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence. The novel was a succès 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.
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854. He went to Trinity College, Dublin and then to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he began to propagandize the new Aesthetic (or 'Art for Art's Sake') Movement. Despite winning a first and the Newdigate Prize for Poetry, Wilde failed to obtain an Oxford scholarship, and was ...
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Title:Penguin Classics The Picture Of Dorian GrayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.78 × 5.1 × 0.61 inPublished:May 25, 2010Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:014119264X

ISBN - 13:9780141192642

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