The Picture of Dorian Gray

Description

Dorian Gray is having his picture painted by Basil Hallward, who is charmed by his looks. But when Sir Henry Wotton visits and seduces Dorian into the worship of youthful beauty with an intoxicating speech, Dorian makes a wish he will live to regret: that all the marks of age will now be reflected in the portrait rather than on Dorian's own face. The stage is now set for a masterful tale about appearance, reality, art, life, truth, fiction and the burden of conscience. Oscar Wilde's only full-length novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a lasting gem of sophisticated wit and playfulness, which brings together all the best elements of his talent in a reinterpretation of the Faustian myth.

Details

Author(s)
Oscar Wilde
Format
Paperback | 288 pages
Dimensions
128 x 198 x 17.78mm | 244g
Publication date
01 Dec 2015
Publisher
Alma Books Ltd
Imprint
Alma Classics
Publication City/Country
Richmond, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
ill.
ISBN10
1847493726
ISBN13
9781847493729
Bestsellers rank
29,456