The Picture of Dorian Gray (Paperback)
When you live your life as though it is art, but your life is lived immorally what does that make art? What does that make you? Dorian Gray is a must read classic with a fascinating core trio full of vanity, youth, and folly. For fans of gothic literature or someone looking for a quick and riveting classic, this is one for your shelves.— Jacey A.
One of my all time favorites, the Picture of Dorian Gray is a real treat. It follows the moral degradation of a young man named Dorian as he falls into the hands of the devil himself. It is a winding tale that will never cease to shock me to my core, one that will never lose its significance.— GiGi
An astounding novel of decadence, debauchery, and secrecy from one of Ireland's greatest writers. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
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. Shocking in its suggestion of unspeakable sin, this novel was later used as evidence against Wilde when he was tried for indecency in 1895.
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About the Author
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.