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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Publisher Comments:

Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title—offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.

This edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Nancy Springer.

When Dorian Gray, a wealthy but naïve and irresistible young man, has his portrait pointed, he rashly wishes that he could remain as beautiful, youthful, and alluring as the handsome face in the portrait. Little does he know that his wish will come true. When encouraged by the decadent Lord Henry Wotton into a life of depravity and self-indulgence, Gray is stunned to discover that while the face in the painting is aging grotesquely, he is not! In fact, he remains as beautiful as ever. Nothing ages him.

But Gray's wanton lifestyle will eventually catch up with him, and the consequences of his reckless behavior will come to haunt him.

Synopsis:

Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate reader friendly type sizes have been chosen for each title—offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.

This edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Nancy Springer.

When Dorian Gray, a wealthy but naïve and irresistible young man, has his portrait pointed, he rashly wishes that he could remain as beautiful, youthful, and alluring as the handsome face in the portrait. Little does he know that his wish will come true. When encouraged by the decadent Lord Henry Wotton into a life of depravity and self-indulgence, Gray is stunned to discover that while the face in the painting is aging grotesquely, he is not In fact, he remains as beautiful as ever. Nothing ages him.

But Gray's wanton lifestyle will eventually catch up with him, and the consequences of his reckless behavior will come to haunt him.

Synopsis:

Wilde's only full-length novel, published in 1891, is an eerie fable of a portrait that suffers the ravages of time so that its subject may remain forever young and handsome. Wilde's use of elements of Gothic horror and fable have made this a timeless classic. This complete and unabridged edition contains a Foreword, Afterword, and author biography.

About the Author

Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin in 1856. In the years following his graduation from Oxford in 1878 he published poems and stories which included The Picture of Dorian Gray. Lady Windermere's Fan was produced in 1892, A Woman of No Importance in 1893 and An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest in 1895. Later work included De Profundis and The Ballad of Reading Gaol. He died in 1900.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812567113
Author:
Wilde, Oscar
Publisher:
Tor Classics
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Literature - Classics
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Portraits
Subject:
Youthfulness
Subject:
Appearance
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Tor ed.
Edition Description:
Complete and Unabridged
Series:
Tor Classics
Series Volume:
6876
Publication Date:
19990915
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.72 x 4.28 x 0.615 in
Age Level:
13-17

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"Synopsis" by , Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate reader friendly type sizes have been chosen for each title—offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.

This edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Nancy Springer.

When Dorian Gray, a wealthy but naïve and irresistible young man, has his portrait pointed, he rashly wishes that he could remain as beautiful, youthful, and alluring as the handsome face in the portrait. Little does he know that his wish will come true. When encouraged by the decadent Lord Henry Wotton into a life of depravity and self-indulgence, Gray is stunned to discover that while the face in the painting is aging grotesquely, he is not In fact, he remains as beautiful as ever. Nothing ages him.

But Gray's wanton lifestyle will eventually catch up with him, and the consequences of his reckless behavior will come to haunt him.

"Synopsis" by , Wilde's only full-length novel, published in 1891, is an eerie fable of a portrait that suffers the ravages of time so that its subject may remain forever young and handsome. Wilde's use of elements of Gothic horror and fable have made this a timeless classic. This complete and unabridged edition contains a Foreword, Afterword, and author biography.
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