The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life, indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence.

ISBN: 9780141192642 Author: Wilde, Oscar Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 1st April 2010 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.8 (edition:22) Pages: 241 Edition: Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence. The novel was a succès de scandale and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895. It has lost none of its power to fascinate and disturb.

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