Penguin English Library The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar WildePenguin English Library The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Penguin English Library The Picture Of Dorian Gray

byOscar Wilde

Paperback | August 28, 2012

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The Penguin English Library Edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 'I am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die. I am jealous of the portrait you have painted of me ... Why did you paint it? It will mock me some day - mock me horribly!' A story of evil, debauchery and scandal, Oscar Wilde's only novel tells of Dorian Gray, a beautiful yet corrupt man. When he wishes that a perfect portrait of himself would bear the signs of ageing in his place, the picture becomes his hideous secret, as it follows Dorian's own downward spiral into cruelty and depravity. The Picture of Dorian Gray is a masterpiece of the evil in men's hearts, and is as controversial and alluring as Wilde himself. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
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 English Library The Picture Of Dorian GrayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.43 inPublished:August 28, 2012Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141199490

ISBN - 13:9780141199498

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