The Picture of Dorian Gray
Penguin Books, Limited, Jul 5, 2002
An iconic novel dressed in a fierce design by acclaimed fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo. See the other titles in the couture-inspired collection: Jane Eyre, Dracula, The Scarlet Letter, Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" was a succes de scandale. Early readers were shocked by its hints at unspeakable sins and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895.
Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray makes a Faustian bargain to sell his soul in exchange for eternal youth and beauty. Under the influence of Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life, where he is able to indulge his desires while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only Dorian's picture bears the traces of his decadence.
A knowing account of a secret life and an analysis of the darker side of late Victorian society. "The Picture of Dorian Gray" offers a disturbing portrait of an individual coming face to face with the reality of his soul.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sumirenumber1 - LibraryThing
A painter painted the portrait of Dorian Gray.Dorian is especially young and beautiful.But he become to love himself too much.He envy his own portrait and wish the horrible thing... I was frightened ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Zhumei - LibraryThing
Basil painted the picture of Dorian Gray who was young and beautiful. But it was an unusual picture. I thought Lord Henry was the most evil. Dorian Gray was just easier to be influenced by him. Read full review