The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Classics & Modern Classics
Hardback Published on: 06/11/2008
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
Darkly wondrous
An immediately enthralling book, written in Oscar Wilde's beautiful and unique style... It follows the life of Dorian Gray, with the ultimate downfall of h... READ MORE
Katie Taylor

Synopsis

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 succes 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.Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141442464
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 420g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 134 x 28 mm

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The Picture of Dorian Gray
Excellent Book
The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is such an excellent book. I recently bought this version of the book and was stunned by how beautiful the book i... READ MORE
Leanne Wells
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Surprising....
Wow....I chose to read this book because I was intrigued to read a novel by Oscar Wilde. I though it would be quite heavy going and difficult to read. I wa... READ MORE
GemmaP1985
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray
this is my all time favourite book! i first read it when i was 14 and it fascinated me. now im 18 and i still love reading it again and again! :)fantastic.... READ MORE
hannah lockwood
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde is simply genius
Out of all the classic novels that can be found, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is by far my favourite. The plot may not appeal to everyone's taste, as it di... READ MORE
Michael Connor
The Picture of Dorian Gray
A Harrowing Look At Vanity
This book is the most amazingly crafted piece of work I have ever read and I found myself reading some quotes over and over again. The overall message agai... READ MORE
Natalie Bosworth
The Picture of Dorian Gray
silliest novel ever written
legit changed my life
Jack Southall
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Short and punchy
This book was an interesting read, at first I was struggling to enjoy it since the characters have some awful ideas that they love to go on and on about, b... READ MORE
Bellå
The Picture of Dorian Gray
timeless classic
a timeless gothic horror novel with a gorgeous prose. oscar wilde’s writing is gripping and pulls you into the novel, every scent and scene vivid. “the pi... READ MORE
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