The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

byOscar Wilde

Kobo ebook | October 17, 2014

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The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are beauty and fulfillment of the senses. Realizing that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian (whimsically) expresses a desire to sell his soul to ensure the portrait Basil has painted would age rather than himself. Dorian's wish is fulfilled, plunging him into debauched acts. The portrait serves as a reminder of the effect each act has upon his soul, with each sin displayed as a disfigurement of his form, or through a sign of aging.
Title:The Picture of Dorian GrayFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 17, 2014Publisher:Publisher "Prospekt"Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:5392032206

ISBN - 13:9785392032204

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