The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: Volume III: The Picture of Dorian Gray: The 1890 and 1891 Texts…

Hardcover | April 28, 2005

EditorJoseph Bristow, Ian Small

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This is the first variorum edition of the 1890 and 1891 editions of Oscar Wilde's controversial novel, 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'. Drawing on manuscripts and a typescript, this volume reprints the thirteen-chapter and twenty-chapter versions of Wilde's narrative as separate works, enablingthe reader to see the considerable changes that Wilde made to his famous story across a period of eighteen months. This variorum edition contains a comprehensive introduction that provides full bibliographical information about the two editions, as well as a detailed commentary that illuminates theextraordinarily wide range of references that Wilde makes to a broad repertoire of sources. This volume will be the definitive edition of 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' for many years to come.

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This is the first variorum edition of the 1890 and 1891 editions of Oscar Wilde's controversial novel, 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'. Drawing on manuscripts and a typescript, this volume reprints the thirteen-chapter and twenty-chapter versions of Wilde's narrative as separate works, enablingthe reader to see the considerable changes th...

Joseph Bristow is a Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:542 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.35 inPublished:April 28, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198187726

ISBN - 13:9780198187721

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IntroductionEditorial IntroductionBibliographical DescriptionAbbreviations and SymbolsTHE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (1890)Textual Notes (1890 Edition)THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (1891)Textual Notes (1890 Edition)Commentary