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In this celebrated work, his only novel, Wilde forged a devastating portrait of the effects of evil and debauchery on a young aesthete in late-19th-century England. Combining elements of the Gothic horror novel and decadent French fiction, the book centers on a striking premise: As Dorian Gray sinks into a life of crime and gross sensuality, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait grows day by day into a hideous record of evil, which he must keep hidden from the world. For over a century, this mesmerizing tale of horror and suspense has enjoyed wide popularity. It ranks as one of Wilde's most important creations and among the classic achievements of its kind.

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Celebrated novel involves a handsome young Londoner who sinks into a life of depravity. His body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recent portrait reflects the ravages of his crime and sensuality.

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Celebrated novel traces the moral degeneration of a handsome young Londoner from an innocent fop into a cruel and reckless pursuer of pleasure and, ultimately, a murderer. As Dorian Gray sinks into depravity, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait reflects the ravages of crime and sensuality.

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Rachel Coker, October 14, 2010 (view all comments by Rachel Coker)
A true classic. Beautifully written, compelling story, haunting characters, the works! This was my third or fourth time reading it, and it never disappoints. I think this is actually an incredibly modern story, one that makes more and more sense in our universe of reality TV and worship of unworthy superstars. I also noticed a few passages that I think had an influence on plot lines in the Harry Potter books.
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ISBN:
9780486278070
Preface:
Wilde, Oscar
Author:
Wilde, Cscar
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Author:
Wilde, Oscar
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Portraits
Subject:
Fables
Subject:
Portraits -- Fiction.
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Subject:
Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
no. 22
Publication Date:
19931031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.33 lb
Age Level:
from 11

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Celebrated novel involves a handsome young Londoner who sinks into a life of depravity. His body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recent portrait reflects the ravages of his crime and sensuality.
"Synopsis" by ,
Celebrated novel traces the moral degeneration of a handsome young Londoner from an innocent fop into a cruel and reckless pursuer of pleasure and, ultimately, a murderer. As Dorian Gray sinks into depravity, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait reflects the ravages of crime and sensuality.
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