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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Paperback) Loot Price: R153
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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Paperback): Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Paperback): Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde

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The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890, printed as the July 1890 issue of this magazine. 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 art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are beauty and fulfilment of the senses. Realizing that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian (whimsically) expresses a desire to sell his soul to ensure the portrait Basil has painted would age rather than he. Dorian's wish is fulfilled, and when he subsequently pursues a life of debauchery, the portrait serves as a reminder of the effect each act has upon his soul, with each sin displayed as a disfigurement of his form, or through a sign of aging.

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Imprint: CreateSpace
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Oscar Wilde
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 160
ISBN-13: 978-1-4927-4038-4
Barcode: 9781492740384
Categories: Promotions
Books > Fiction > Special features > Classic fiction
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction
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LSN: 1-4927-4038-1

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