The Picture of Dorian Gray

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The Picture of Dorian Gray
Wordsworth Classics
ISBN: 9781853260155
Authors(s): Oscar Wilde John M. L. Drew Dr. Keith Carabine

About The Picture of Dorian Gray:

With an Introduction and Notes by John M.L. Drew, University of Buckingham. Wilde’s only novel, first published in 1890, is a brilliantly designed puzzle, intended to tease conventional minds with its exploration of the myriad interrelationships between art, life, and consequence. From its provocative Preface, challenging the reader to believe in ‘art for art’s sake’, to its sensational conclusion, the story self-consciously experiments with the notion of sin as an element of design. Yet Wilde himself underestimated the consequences of his experiment, and its capacity to outrage the Victorian establishment. Its words returned to haunt him in his court appearances in 1895, and he later recalled the ‘note of doom’ which runs like ‘a purple thread’ through its carefully crafted prose.

First Published (if available):
No of pages: 224
Published as: Paperback
Genre: General & Literary Fiction