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The Picture of Dorian Gray/

The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward, who is greatly impressed by Dorian's physical beauty and becomes strongly infatuated with him, believing that his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Talking in Basil's garden, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new kind of hedonism, Lord Henry suggests that the only thing worth pursuing in life is beauty, and the fulfilment of the senses. Realising that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian cries out, wishing that the portrait Basil has painted of him would age rather than himself. Dorian's wish is fulfilled, subsequently plunging him into a series of debauched acts. The portrait serves as a reminder of the effect each act has upon his soul, with each sin being displayed as a disfigurement of his form, or through a sign of aging.

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  • "The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward, who is greatly impressed by Dorian's physical beauty and becomes strongly infatuated with him, believing that his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Talking in Basil's garden, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new kind of hedonism, Lord Henry suggests that the only thing worth pursuing in life is beauty, and the fulfilment of the senses. Realising that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian cries out, wishing that the portrait Basil has painted of him would age rather than himself. Dorian's wish is fulfilled, subsequently plunging him into a series of debauched acts. The portrait serves as a reminder of the effect each act has upon his soul, with each sin being displayed as a disfigurement of his form, or through a sign of aging."@en
  • "The story of a man who gives his soul to retain his youth."@en
  • "The Picture of Dorian Gray"@en
  • "A remarkably handsome youth, Dorian Gray, meets Lord Henry Wotton and is corrupted into a life of terrible evil."
  • "A remarkably handsome youth, Dorian Gray, meets Lord Henry Wotton and is corrupted into a life of terrible evil."@en
  • "Dorian Gray gives his soul for eternal youth. While his portrait changes hideously, reflecting his crimes and corruption, he remains outwardly flawless. This new edition uses the 1891 expanded text and shows how Wilde transformed his many sources. - ;'The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.'. When Dorian Gray has his portrait painted, he is captivated by his own beauty. Tempted by his world-weary, decadent friend Lord Henry Wotton, he wishes to stay forever young, and pledges his very soul to keep his good looks. Set in fin-de-si--eacute--;cle London, the novel traces a path."@en
  • "Dorian Gray, a remarkably handsome young man, meets Lord Henry Wotton and is corrupted into a life of terrible evil that is reflected only in his portrait."
  • ""Dorian Gray, a handsome young man, receives a beautiful painting of himself from his good friend Basil Hallward. In the same moment, a new acquaintance, Lord Henry, introduces Dorian to the ideals of youthfulness and hedonism, of which Gray becomes immediately obsessed. Meanwhile, the painting in Dorian's possession serves as a constant reminder of his passing beauty and youth, driving his obsession."--Product description, Amazon.com."@en
  • "An exquisitely beautiful young man in Victorian England retains his youthful and innocent appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption. Illustrated sidebar notes provide historical background to the text. A novel that has fascinated readers for over a century, The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who attains eternal youth while only his portrait grows old, hidden away in a locked room. Despite the young man's disintegration into a life of crime, his face never reflects the moral decay. Instead, the portrait records every deed by turning his once handsome features into a hideous mask."
  • "Hey Girl... I'd sell my soul for you Dorian Gray might be as pretty as a picture, but he's paid a devilishly high price for it. He'll stay drop-dead gorgeous, but there's something nasty festering in the attic..."@en
  • "Introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides 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." From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "Dorian Gray, an extraordinarily beautiful youth, looks at his newly-painted portrait and despairs at the thought of how time will alter his looks. If only he could be beautiful forever - yes, he would give his soul for that! Under the influence of the decadent Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian begins to lead a life of hedonistic depravity. Strangely, none of his excesses touch his face or figure. But the painting tells a different story. A fascinating study of the corruption of a soul."@en
  • "A remarkably handsome youth, Dorian Gray, meets Lord Henry Wotton and is corrupted by his influence into a life of terrible evil."
  • "Hey Girl . . . I'd sell my soul for you Dorian Gray might be as pretty as a picture, but he's paid a devilishly high price for it. He'll stay drop-dead gorgeous, but there's something nasty festering in the attic."@en
  • "Dorian Gray's portrait is painted by artist Basil Hallward, who becomes strongly infatuated with him. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, who believes that the only thing worth pursuing in life is beauty, and the fulfilment of the senses. Realizing that his youth and beauty will fade, Dorian makes a wish that the Basil's portrait of Dorian will age rather than himself. Dorian's wish is fulfilled, subsequently plunging him into a series of debauched acts. The portrait serves as a reminder of the effect each act has upon his soul, with each sin being displayed as a disfigurement of his form, or through a sign of aging."
  • "A young man named Dorian Gray is the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is greatly impressed by Dorian's physical beauty and becomes strongly infatuated with him, believing that his."@en
  • "Experiments with the notion of sin as an element of design. This novel is a puzzle, intended to tease conventional minds with its exploration of the myriad interrelationships between art, life, and consequence."@en
  • "'How sad it is! I shall grow old, and horrid, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young! If it was only the other way!' Wilde's first and only published novel recounts the story of handsome Dorian Gray who upon having his portrait painted desires that it will age and grow ugly while he may remain eternally beautiful. The painting, which reflects each of Gray's sins and transgressions in its hideousness, haunts him until it finally becomes unbearable. In this dark tale of duplicity and mortality, Wilde creates a world where art and reality collide."@en
  • "'How sad it is! I shall grow old, and horrid, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young! If it was only the other way!' Wilde's first and only published novel recounts the story of handsome Dorian Gray who upon having his portrait painted desires that it will age and grow ugly while he may remain eternally beautiful. The painting, which reflects each of Gray's sins and transgressions in its hideousness, haunts him until it finally becomes unbearable. In this dark tale of duplicity and mortality, Wilde creates a world where art and reality collide."
  • "As the years pass Dorian Gray always looks young and handsome. A picture of Dorian Greay is locked in a dark room. What has happended to the picture and why does no one ever see it?"
  • "As the years pass Dorian Gray always looks so young and handsome. A picture of Dorian Gray is locked in a dark room. What has happened to the picture and why does no one ever see it? From p. 4 of cover."
  • "In this fantastic, moral novel, one of Wilde's most celebrated works, the plot concerns a beautiful youth, the gilded and spoiled hedonist Dorian Gray who, Faust-like, is willing to sell his soul for this beauty. After having his portrait painted by Basil Hallward, Gray expresses the wish "to be always young and the picture to grow old"--Something he would give his soul for. The painting turns out to have supernatural powers and while Dorian remains young and beautiful throughout his deterioration into a life of vice, the portrait changes, reflecting his real state of degeneracy. Only when Dorian finally kills Hallward and then stabs the painting, is he found dead with a knife through his heart, his face the very picture of corruption while the portrait is restored to what it was originally - that of a young, innocent, handsome man."@en
  • "Spellbound before his own portrait, Dorian Gray utters a fateful wish. In exchange for eternal youth he gives his soul, to be corrupted by the malign influence of his mentor, the aesthete and hedonist Lord Henry Wotton. The novel was met with moral outrage by contemporary critics who, dazzled perhaps by Wilde's brilliant style, may have confused the author with his creation, Lord Henry, to whom even Dorian protests, 'You cut life to pieces with your epigrams.'. Encouraged by Lord Henry to substitute pleasure for goodness and art for reality, Dorian tries to watch impassively as he brings misery and death to those who love him. But the picture is watching him, and, made hideous by the marks of sin, it confronts Dorian with the reflection of his fall from grace, the silent bearer of what is in effect a devastating moral judgement."
  • "Novel tells of a man-Dorian, of a painting by artist Basil. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him. Dorian meets Lord Henry, and becomes enthralled by Henry's world view."
  • "Lord Henry Wotton observes the artist Basil Hallward painting the portrait of a handsome young man named Dorian Gray. When he asks to meet Dorian, Basil is at first hesitant, but agrees. Dorian, who had been completely unaware of his own beauty, becomes enthralled by Lord Wotton's world view and begins to think that beauty is the only worthwhile aspect of life - the only thing left to pursue. However, Dorian realises that his beauty will fade and expresses, out loud, a desire to sell his soul to ensure that the portrait Basil is painting will age - whilst his own appearance remains unchanged..."
  • "A young man's quest for eternal youth and beauty ends in scandal, depravity and death. 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."
  • "A story about a beautiful youth who wishes that his painted portrait might become old while he remains young."@en
  • "When Dorian Gray has his portrait painted, he is captivated by his own beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt 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. As Dorian's life slides into crime and cruelty he stays magically youthful, while his beautiful portrait changes, revealing the hideous corruption of his moral decay."
  • "Dorian Gray, a handsome, well built young man, agrees to pose for a close friend and painter. After viewing a portrait of himself, a young, wealthy man expresses his desire to stay youthful while the portrait grows old. His friend, Lord Henry, points out that his wish was made in the presence of an ancient Egyptian god quite capable of granting his wish. Grief stricken by the death of his girlfriend, Dorian perpetuates his new lifestyle with every woman he meets. One day, he sees his portrait and notices changes in it. The young innocence now reflects a subtle hardness. Gradually a sinister plot evolves, fueled by sadism and self-loathing that results in five terrible deaths and a horrifying secret locked behind a schoolroom door. When Dorian commits suicide, the painting is immediately transformed to its original version of a beautiful young man. On the floor, the shrivelled body of a vice-ridden old man stares up at the ceiling."
  • "A lush, cautionary tale of a life of vileness and deception or a loving portrait of the aesthetic impulse run rampant? Why not both? After Basil Hallward paints a beautiful, young man's portrait, his subject's frivolous wish that the picture change and he remain the same comes true. Dorian Gray's picture grows aged and corrupt while he continues to appear fresh and innocent. After he kills a young woman, "as surely as if I had cut her little throat with a knife," Dorian Gray is surprised to find no difference in his vision or surroundings. "The roses are not less lovely for all that. The birds sing just as happily in my garden.""
  • "The novel that scandalized Victorian England In a London studio, two men contemplate the portrait of another—younger and more beautiful—man. Despite Lord Henry Wotton’s urging, Basil Hallward refuses to show his painting in public—there is too much of his true feeling for the subject in it. “I will not bare my soul to their shallow, prying eyes,” he declares. “My heart shall never be put under their microscope.” Instead, it is Dorian Gray’s soul put under the microscope of this unforgettable novel. Influenced by the cynical, hedonistic Lord Henry, Dorian becomes infatuated with his own youth and beauty and wishes that his portrait would grow old instead of him. His wish comes true, but it is not just the passage of time that mars the painting—the wages of sin are recorded there as well. Freed from the physical toll of his debauchery, Dorian devotes himself to the pursuit of pleasure above all else. He turns on his friends, drives his lover to suicide, and engages in every vice known to man. To society, he remains as handsome and youthful as Prince Charming. In the painting, he is hideous. Too late, Dorian realizes that only one of these two images can be real, and a reckoning deferred is not a reckoning absolved."@en
  • "Presents an annotated edition of the novel about Dorian Gray, a remarkably handsome youth who is corrupted into a life of terrible evil by Lord Henry Wotton; and includes backgrounds, reviews and reactions, and a selection of critical essays."@en
  • "A beautiful youth has his portrait painted by an artist with a flair for the morbid. The portrait becomes the mirror of its innocent appearing subject's inner life."
  • "When The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in 1891, it evoked a tremendous amount of hostile criticism, in most part due to its immoral content. Oscar Wilde was identified with the "art for art's sake" movement of the nineteenth century which did not subordinate art to ethical instruction. However, this novel is indeed a morality tale about the hazards of egotistical self-indulgence. "If it were I," exclaims Dorian, "who were always to be young and that picture that was to grow old ... I would give my soul for that." With that spoken, the tale of this young hero of amazing beauty, Dorian Gray, begins. His pact with evil allows his portrait to take on his many sins and degradations while his physical appearance remains youthful. Over the years as he becomes cruel and vicious, even murderous, Dorian's young and perfect body is no longer enough to salvage his deteriorating mind and morality. Will justice and good prevail?"@en
  • "Dorian Gray somehow manages to keep his youth and beauty, but his portrait mirrors his inner life. Whilst he remains outwardly unblemished, it reflects the development of his vices and shows the ugliness and corruption of his soul."@en
  • "As the years pass, Dorian Gray always looks young and handsome, but in his attic, a picture of Dorian changes day-by-day. What is happening to the picture and why has no-one ever seen it?"
  • "Each man sees his own sin in Dorian Gray."
  • "This version of Oscar Wilde's only published novel has been especially formatted for the latest e-readers. The text first appeared as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890, printed as the July 1890 issue of this magazine. The title of the book is often translated The Portrait of Dorian Gray, however This version remains true to the original. The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his."@en
  • "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."@en
  • "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."
  • ""Entranced by the perfection of his recently painted portrait, the youthful Dorian Gray expresses a wish that the figure on the canvas could age and change in his palce. When his wish comes true, the portrait becomes his hideous secret as he follows a downward trajectory of decadence and cruelty that leaves its traces only in the portrait's degraded image." -- Cover, p. [4]."
  • "After viewing portrait of himself wealthy young man expresses desire to stay youthful while portrait grows old. His friend Lord Henry points out that his wish was made in presence of ancient Egyptian god quite capable of granting wish. Gradually sinister plot evolves, fueled by sadism and self-loathing that results in 5 terrible deaths and horrifying secret locked behind schoolroom door."@en
  • "After viewing portrait of himself wealthy young man expresses desire to stay youthful while portrait grows old. His friend Lord Henry points out that his wish was made in presence of ancient Egyptian god quite capable of granting wish. Gradually sinister plot evolves, fueled by sadism and self-loathing that results in 5 terrible deaths and horrifying secret locked behind schoolroom door."
  • "Dorian Gray, a handsome and narcissistic young man, lives thoughtlessly for his own pleasure;an attitude encouraged by the company he keeps. One day, after having his portrait painted, Dorian makes a frivolous Faustian wish: that he should always remain as young and beautiful as he is in that painting, while the portrait grows old in his stead.The wish comes true, and Dorian soon finds that none of his wicked actions have visible consequences. Realizing that he will appear fresh and unspoiled no matter what kind of life he lives, Dorian becomes increasingly corrupt, unchecked by public opinion. Only the portrait grows degenerate and ugly, a powerful symbol of Dorian's internal ruin.Wilde's dreamlike exploration of life without limits scandalized its late-Victorian audience and has haunted readers' imaginations for more than a hundred years."@en
  • ""Wilde's first and only published novel recounts the story of handsome Dorian Gray who upon having his portrait painted desires that it will age and grow ugly while he may remain eternally beautiful. The painting, which reflects each Gray's sins and transgressions, haunts him until it finally becomes unbearable. In this dark tale of duplicity and morality, Wilde creates a word where art and reality collide."-- back cover"
  • "A young man's quest for eternal youth and beauty ends in scandal, depravity and death. 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 picture of Dorian Gray was a succes de scandale. Early readers were shocked by its hints at unspeakable sins, and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at his trial at the Old Bailey in 1895. This definitive edition includes a selection of contemporary reviews condemning the novel's immorality, and the introduction to the first Penguin Classics edition by Peter Ackroyd."
  • "Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend, he is drawn into a corrupt double life. This is one of ten of the most popular 'Penguin Classics' which have been given a colourful makeover to celebrate 'Penguin Classics' Diamond Anniversary."@en
  • "Oscar Wilde's wit, humor, horror, and philosophy all come together to create a timeless story of the darkness in the human heart."
  • "Lord Henry Wotton watched curiously as Basil Hallward completed a portrait of a remarkably handsome youth. Who was he? Dorian Gray, said the painter, and Lord Henry must never meet him-for his corrupting influence would only lead the innocent boy into a life of terrible evil ..."@en
  • "A young man in Victorian England gains youthful immortaltiy as his portrait ages and grows increasingly grotesque in reflection of his corrupt soul."@en
  • "In exchange for eternal youth Dorian Gray gives his soul, to be corrupted by the malign influence of his mentor, the aesthete and hedonist Lord Henry Wotton."@en
  • "Allegorical novel in which Dorian remains youthful while his portrait grows old and corrupt. A moral preachment against evil. For other editions, see Author Catalog."@en
  • "This book also contains "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime," "The Happy Prince" and "The Birthday of the Infanta.""@en
  • ""An archetypal tale of a young man who purchases eternal youth at the expense of his soul, the novel was a romantic exposition of Wilde's Aestheticism. Dorian Gray is a wealthy Englshman who gradually sinks into a life of dissipation and crime. Despite his unhealthy behavior, his physical appearance remains youthful and unmarked by dissolution. Instead, a portrait of himself catalogues every evil deed by turning his once handsome features into a hideous mask." Merriam-Webster's Ency of Lit."
  • "A truly classic gothic horror novel for the ages. A Picture of Dorian Gray has captivated generations of readers with its ethical and artistic questions. What are the true costs of excess? What happens when an artist cares more for his artistic vision than his fellow man? What price should one pay for beauty? A story of duplicity and indulgence, the sacred and the profane. Oscar Wilde at his very best. Wilder Publications is a green publisher. All of our books are printed to order. This reduces waste and helps us."@en
  • "An adaptation of Wilde's story about a youth of exceptional beauty who gets his wish to remain untouched by the passage of time when it is arranged that his portrait will age in his place."
  • "CLASSIC FICTION. This is an unabridged reading of the classic novel by Oscar Wilde. 'If it were I who were to be always young and the picture to grow old ... I would give my soul for it'. The wish uttered by Dorian Gray as he gazes on his portrait forms the basis of the plot of this brilliant and disturbing story of a gilded and spoilt hedonist who, Faust-like, is willing to sell his soul for beauty. It is a Gothic tale which highlights the tension between polished society and the individual's life of secret vice. Published to scandalised protest, Wilde's fantastic melodrama was condemned by his contemporaries as an affront to polite society. It has, however, become one of his most celebrated works, a shining example of his storytelling power and wit."
  • ""A truly classic gothic horror novel for the ages. A Picture of Dorian Gray has captivated generations of readers with its ethical and artistic questions. What are the true costs of excess? What happens when an artist cares more for his artistic vision than his fellow man? What price should one pay for beauty?" --Back cover."
  • "The handsome appearance of dissolute young Dorian Gray remains unchanged while the features in his portrait become distorted as his degeneration progresses."
  • "The handsome appearance of dissolute young Dorian Gray remains unchanged while the features in his portrait become distorted as his degeneration progresses."@en
  • "Dorian is a good-natured young man until he falls in with the immoral Lord Henry and discovers the power of his exceptional beauty. He sinks deep into a frivolous, glamorous world of selfish luxury, but he appears untouched by his debauchery."@en
  • "A young man's quest for eternal youth and beauty ends in scandal, depravity and death. 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 picture of Dorian Gray was a succes de scandale. Early readers were shocked by its hints at unspeakable sins, and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at his trial at the Old Bailey in 1895."@en
  • "An exquisitely beautiful young man in Victorian England retains his youthful and innocent appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption. Illustrated sidebar notes provide historical background to the text."@en
  • "The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel written by Oscar Wilde, first appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890. Wilde later revised this edition, making several alterations, and adding new chapters; the amended version was published by Ward, Lock, and Company in April 1891. The story is often miscalled The Portrait of Dorian Gray. The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is greatly impressed by Dorian's physical beauty and becomes strongly infatuated with him."@en
  • "An exquisitely beautiful young man in Victorian England retains his youthful and innocent appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption. Illustrated sidebar notes provide historical background to the text."
  • "A lush, cautionary tale of a life of vileness and deception or a loving portrait of the aesthetic impulse run rampant? Why not both? After Basil Hallward paints a beautiful, young man's portrait, his subject's frivolous wish that the picture change and he remain the same comes true. Dorian Gray's picture grows aged and corrupt while he continues to appear fresh and innocent. After he kills a young woman, "as surely as if I had cut her little throat with a knife," Dorian Gray is surprised to find no difference in his vision or surroundings."@en
  • "When published in 1890, Oscar Wilde's version of the Faust myth, wherein a fashionable young man sells his soul for eternal youth while his portrait grows old, was attacked for its "mawkish and nauseous" tone. However, the novel has fascinated readers for over a century. This Paperback Classic edition includes an Introduction by Quentin Crisp."
  • "Original typescript with corrections and emendations in Oscar Wilde's hand."@en
  • "Gray's outward innocence conceals corruption deep enough to charm those about him into a life of wanton sexuality."
  • "The handsome appearance of dissolute, young Dorian Gray remains unchanged while the features in his portrait become distorted as his degeneration progresses."
  • "After having his portrait painted, the incredibly handsome young Dorian Gray is captivated by his own beauty. Tempted by his world-weary and decadent friend Lord Henry Wotton, he wishes to stay young forever and pledges his very soul to keep his good looks. As Dorian's slide into moral decay progresses, his portrait is marred because of his many sins, becoming old and disfigured, while he himself remains young and perfect. The Picture of Dorian Gray, the only novel by Oscar Wilde, was first published in 1890 and warns against the dangers of decadence and corruption."@en
  • "Manuscript (holograph) draft of Chapter III, of the 1891 version of the work; with many corrections and alterations."@en
  • "After Basil Hallward paints a beautiful, young man's portrait, his subject's frivolous wish that the picture change and he remain the same comes true. Dorian Gray's picture grows aged and corrupt while he continues to appear fresh and innocent. After he kills a young woman, "as surely as if I had cut her little throat with a knife," Dorian Gray is surprised to find no difference in his vision or surroundings."@en
  • "An incredibly handsome young man in Victorian England retains his youthful appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption."
  • "An incredibly handsome young man in Victorian England retains his youthful appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption."@en
  • "Een jongeman is gedoemd om uiterlijk zijn stralende jeugd te behouden, terwijl het geleidelijk achteruitgaan van zijn portret zijn toenemende innerlijke aftakeling onthult."
  • "A remarkably handsome youth, Dorian Gray, meets Lord Henry Wotton and is corrupted into a life of terrible evil. Granted eternal youth, Dorian Gray lives a wild, dissipated life while his portrait grows old and haggard. Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused something of a scandal when it first appeared in 1890. Wilde was attacked for his decadence and corrupting influence, and a few years later the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liaisons, trials that resulted in his imprisonment. Of the book's value as 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.""@en
  • "A remarkably handsome youth, Dorian Gray, meets Lord Henry Wotton and is corrupted into a life of terrible evil. Granted eternal youth, Dorian Gray lives a wild, dissipated life while his portrait grows old and haggard. Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused something of a scandal when it first appeared in 1890. Wilde was attacked for his decadence and corrupting influence, and a few years later the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liaisons, trials that resulted in his imprisonment. Of the book's value as 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.""
  • ""An artist paints a picture of the young and handsome Dorian Gray. When he sees it, Dorian makes a wish that changes his life. As he grows older, his face stays young and handsome. But the picture changes. Why can't Dorian show it to anybody? What is its terrible secret?"--P. [4] of cover."
  • "The ideals and opinions of Lord Henry Wotton, who believes that the only purpose of life is the pursuit of beauty, greatly affect the young, handsome Dorian Gray. Lamenting that one day his own good looks will diminish, Dorian offers to sell his soul if a beautiful painting of ages instead of his physical self. As Dorian pursues a hedonistic and reckless lifestyle, he soon realizes that his offer has been accepted, and with every sin he commits, the painting becomes more and more hideous. The Picture of Dorian Gray was British author Oscar Wilde's only novel. It was originally rejected by publishers for its scandalous content, and has been censored many times over the life of its publication. Since the twentieth century, The Picture of Dorian Gray has been praised as a masterpiece, and has been adapted for film and television numerous times. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library."@en
  • "Sir Harry Wotton introduces young Dorian Gray to Victorian London's society circuit and a decadent world of self indulgence. As Sir Harry's influence over him grows, Dorian sinks further into a cruel, hedonistic existence. Although Dorian remains youthful, his portrait ages, taking on hideous features, reflecting his sinful ways. (Published as a book in 1891)."@en
  • "As the years pass Dorian Gray always looks so young and handsome. A picture of Dorian Gray is locked in a dark room. What has happened to the picture and why does no one ever see it? From p. 4 of cover."
  • "When the divine Dorian Gray sits to have his portrait painted, he makes a wish that his picture age in his place, with nightmarish repercussions. The Picture of Dorian Gray, is both timeless and a gothic masterpiece."@en
  • "This is a story of moral corruption. Although not shocking by standards of the late twentieth century, the book and its celebrated Preface which contained the conclusion 'All art is quite useless', attracted such outraged reviews as 'Why go grubbing in muck-heaps?' on its publication. The later, kinder judgment of the DNB praised the work as being 'full of subtle impressionism and highly wrought epigram'. --from back cover."@en
  • "The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel written by Oscar Wilde, first appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890. Wilde later revised this edition, making several alterations, and adding new chapters; the amended version was published by Ward, Lock, and Company in April 1891. The story is often miscalled The Portrait of Dorian Gray. The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is greatly impressed by Dorian's physical beauty and becomes strongly infatuated with him, believing that his."@en
  • "An exquisitely beautiful young man in Victorian England retains his youthful and innocent appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption."@en
  • "An exquisitely beautiful young man in Victorian England retains his youthful and innocent appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption."
  • "A youth of exceptional beauty gets his wish to remain untouched by the passage of time when it is arranged that his portrait will age in his place."
  • "Presents an annotated edition of the novel about Dorian Gray, a handsome youth who is corrupted into a life of terrible evil by Lord Henry Wotton; and includes backgrounds, reviews and reactions, and a selection of critical essays."
  • "Presents an annotated edition of the novel about Dorian Gray, a handsome youth who is corrupted into a life of terrible evil by Lord Henry Wotton; and includes backgrounds, reviews and reactions, and a selection of critical essays."@en
  • "A young man, Dorian Gray, is convinced that beauty and youth is worth pursuing, and so wishes that his portrait might age and show the effects of time instead of himself."@en

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