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The picture of Dorian Gray
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The picture of Dorian Gray

Series: Penguin classics

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141439570

Publication Date: 1 Jan 2003

Subject: Literature

Suitable for: Secondary

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The classic Victorian gothic novel about a man who exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty
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The classic Victorian gothic novel about a man who exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty

'The horror, whatever it was, had not yet entirely spoiled that marvellous beauty'

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 succès de scandale. Early readers were shocked by its hints at unspeakable sins, and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895.

This definitive edition includes a selection of contemporary reviews condemning the novel's immorality, and a preface by Peter Ackroyd.

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Literature
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1 Jan 2003
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9780141439570
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Paperback
Pages
253
Width
129mm
Height
198mm
Weight
230g
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