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The Picture of Dorian Gray - (Modern Library Classics) by Oscar Wilde (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 304

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Classics

Series Title: Modern Library Classics

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Modern Library

Age Range: Adult

Author: Oscar Wilde

Language: English

TCIN: 13701877
UPC: 9780375751516
Item Number (DPCI): 248-72-6106

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Introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides - Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read

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."

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