The Picture of Dorian Gray and Three Stories

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Three Stories

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Penguin Putnam
A fashionable young man sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty in Oscar Wilde's fascinating gothic tale.

The Picture of Dorian Gray
, Oscar Wilde’s only full-length novel, is the enduringly eerie story of a naïve and irresistible young man lured by decadent Lord Henry Wotton into a life of depravity. Though Dorian is steeped in sin, his face remains perfect, unlined as years pass—while only his portrait, locked away, reveals the blackness of his soul. This timeless tale of Gothic horror and fable, reveling in the unabashed hedonism and cynical wit of its characters, epitomizes Wilde’s literary revolt against the proprieties of the Victorian era.
Sharing this volume with The Picture of Dorian Gray are Wilde’s clever and sophisticated story “Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime” and two of his delicate fairy tales, “The Happy Prince” and “The Birthday of the Infanta.”

With an Introduction by Gary Schnidgall
and an Afterword by Peter Raby

Baker & Taylor
The story of Dorian Gray, whose handsome appearance remains unchanged while the features in his portrait become distorted as his degeneration progresses, is accompanied by three short stories, "The Happy Prince," "The Birthday of the Infanta," and "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime."

Publisher: New York : Signet Classic
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781101043738
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Picture of Dorian Gray


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Feb 20, 2013

The first story by Oscar Wilde that I have read. The Picture of Dorian Gray is very accessible, and has a very interesting and constantly changing plot.


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notTom Dec 16, 2010

In this classic tale of suspense, a young dandy named Dorian Gray sits for a portrait of himself. When he views the finished painting Dorian wishes that he could be forever young and that only the image in the portrait would age. As Dorian’s desire comes true, he embarks on a lifetime of public aestheticism and private debauchery until it comes time for him to pay with his soul.


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