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The picture of Dorian Gray / Oscar Wilde.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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  • ISBN: 9780679600015 (recycled, acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 0679600019 (recycled, acid-free paper) :
  • Physical Description: xvi, 254 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: 1992 Modern Library ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 1992.

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Summary, etc.: A remarkably handsome youth, Dorian Gray, meets Lord Henry Wotton and is corrupted into a life of terrible evil. Granted eternal youth, Dorian Gray lives a wild, dissipated life while his portrait grows old and haggard. Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused something of a scandal when it first appeared in 1890. Wilde was attacked for his decadence and corrupting influence, and a few years later the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liaisons, trials that resulted in his imprisonment. Of the book's value as autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, "Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be--in other ages, perhaps."
Author Notes

OSCAR WILDE (1854–1900) was an Irish writer, poet, and playwright. His novel,The Picture of Dorian Gray, brought him lasting recognition, and he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era with a series of witty social satires, including his masterpiece,The Importance of Being Earnest.

Subject: Conduct of life > Fiction.
Portraits > Fiction.
Genre: Didactic fiction.

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