The picture of Dorian Gray

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Introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides • Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author’s most popular work. The tale of Dorian Gray’s moral disintegration caused a scandal when it first appeared in 1890, but though Wilde was attacked for the novel’s corrupting influence, he responded that there is, in fact, “a terrible moral in Dorian Gray.” Just a few years later, the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde’s homosexual liaisons, which resulted in his imprisonment. Of Dorian Gray’s relationship to 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.”
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subject_facet Aging -- Fiction, Appearance (Philosophy) -- Fiction, Conduct of life -- Fiction, Downloadable audio, Downloadable streaming, English literature -- Examinations -- Study, Future life -- Fiction, Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction, Immortality -- Fiction, London (England) -- History -- Fiction, Portraits -- Fiction, Soul -- Fiction, Streaming audio, Thesauri
title_display The picture of Dorian Gray
title_full The Picture of Dorian Gray, The picture of Dorian Gray / Oscar Wilde, The picture of Dorian Gray / Oscar Wilde ; [edited by Philip M. Parker], The picture of Dorian Gray / Oscar Wilde ; with an introduction and notes by Camille Cauti, The picture of Dorian Gray / by Oscar Wilde, The picture of Dorian Gray [electronic resource] Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900.
title_short The picture of Dorian Gray
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