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The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
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Author:    Oscar Wilde

Title:   The Picture of Dorian Gray

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Penguin Classics February 2003

ISBN Number:    0141439572 / 9780141439570

Seller ID:   116109

The Picture of Dorian Gray was a succes de scandale. Early readers were shocked by its hints at unspeakable sins and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895.

Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray makes a Faustian bargain to sell his soul in exchange for eternal youth and beauty. Under the influence of Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life, where he is able to indulge his desires while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only Dorian's picture bears the traces of his decadence.

A knowing account of a secret life and an analysis of the darker side of late Victorian society. The Picture of Dorian Gray offers a disturbing portrait of an individual coming face to face with the reality of his soul.


@MajorLeagueAesthole Sadly my beauty will one day cease. Perhaps I could preserve it by having the doc pull and staple the skin of my face? No. A silly thought.
People seem put off by my self-absorption. But I can't help but tell the truth about my excellence It is important to be earnest, isn't it?
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