Nominada por los estadounidenses como una de las 100 mejores novelas en la serie de PBS The Great American Read
ï¿½La vida te lo reserva todo, Dorian. Con tu extraordinario atractivo, no hay nada que no puedas conseguir.ï¿½
Basil Hallward habï¿½a terminado el retrato. El joven Dorian, al verlo, no pudo mï¿½s que desear, desde su frï¿½vola inocencia, que fuera su imagen la que envejeciera y se corrompiera con el paso de los aï¿½os mientras ï¿½l permanecï¿½a intacto. Y asï¿½ fue: a partir de entonces, Dorian Gray conservï¿½ no solo la lozanï¿½a y la hermosura propias de la juventud, sino el aspecto puro de los inocentes. Peroï¿½a quï¿½ precio? El retrato de Dorian Gray
es un logro insoslayable de la literatura universal, vertido aquï¿½ magnï¿½ficamente por el escritor y traductor Alejandro Palomas. Asimismo, el presente volumen adiciona un esplï¿½ndido estudio introductorio, firmado por el reputado investigador y autor Robert Mighall. Luis Antonio de Villena dijo...
ï¿½Un libro lleno de fascinaciï¿½n y encanto, fï¿½cil y difï¿½cil a la vez, y cuyo ï¿½nico protagonista y tema esencial es la belleza. Una de las pasiones que hacen vivir y dan sentido y fuerza al mundo.ï¿½ ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read
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." Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (October 16, 1854 - November 30, 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and short story writer. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. As the result of a famous trial, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labour after being convicted of the offence of "gross indecency". The scholar H. Montgomery Hyde suggests this term implies homosexual acts not amounting to buggery in British legislation of the time.