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The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde 1593080255 9781593080259 The Picture of Dorian Gray, byOscar Wilde, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, in
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray, byOscar Wilde, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features ofBarnes & Noble Classics: All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest.Barnes & Noble Classicspulls together a constellation of influencesbiographical, historical, and literaryto enrich each readers understanding of these enduring works. Oscar Wildebrings his enormous gifts for astute social observation and sparkling prose toThe Picture of Dorian Gray, his dreamlike story of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty. This dandy, who remains forever unchangedpetulant, hedonistic, vain, and amoralwhile a painting of him ages and grows increasingly hideous with the years, has been horrifying, enchanting, obsessing, even corrupting readers for more than a hundred years.Taking the reader in and out of London drawing rooms, to the heights of aestheticism, and to the depths of decadence,The Picture of Dorian Grayis not only a melodrama about moral corruption. Laced with bon mots and vivid depictions of upper-class refinement, it is also a fascinating look at the milieu of Wildes fin-de-sicle world and a manifesto of the creed Art for Arts Sake.The ever-quotable Wilde, who once delighted London with his scintillating plays, scandalized readers with this, his only novel. Upon publication, Dorian was condemned as dangerous, poisonous, stupid, vulgar, and immoral, and Wilde as a driveling pedant. The novel, in fact, was used against Wilde at his much-publicized trials for gross indecency, which led to his imprisonment and exile on the European continent. Even so,The Picture of Dorian Grayfirmly established Wilde as one of the great voices of the Aesthetic movement, and endures as a classic that is as timeless as its hero.Camille Cauti, Ph.D., is an editor and literary critic who lives in New York City. She is a specialist in the Catholic conversion trend among members of the avant-garde in London in the 1890s.

Author: Oscar Wilde

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 288

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics

Publication Date: 2003-01-01

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