The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Classics & Modern Classics
Paperback Published on: 28/06/2012
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The Penguin English Library Edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 'I am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die. I am jealous of the portrait you have painted of me ... Why did you paint it? It will mock me some day - mock me horribly!' A story of evil, debauchery and scandal, Oscar Wilde's only novel tells of Dorian Gray, a beautiful yet corrupt man. When he wishes that a perfect portrait of himself would bear the signs of ageing in his place, the picture becomes his hideous secret, as it follows Dorian's own downward spiral into cruelty and depravity. The Picture of Dorian Gray is a masterpiece of the evil in men's hearts, and is as controversial and alluring as Wilde himself. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141199498
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 181g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm

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The Picture of Dorian Gray
Dark and Intriguing
A story that has always fascinated me through film references and other things. Finally getting my hands on the original book where the story came from was... READ MORE
Thomas Fordham
The Picture of Dorian Gray
I adored this book - Oscar Wilde's witty writing is incredible
Having never read Oscar Wilde before, I thought this would be a bit heavy going and perhaps pretentious. I'm extremely pleased to say I was wrong and coul... READ MORE
AL Swift
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Another great story tell. Great storyline and characters. Awsome. The film was a great one too, I think the only reason I had read this book was down the f... READ MORE
Maxine BLaylock