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THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde. 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 fulfillment 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.
  • ISBN13: 9781629102023
  • Publisher: Arrow+kohl Media
  • Pubilcation Year: 2016
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00160
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FormatPaperback
Publication DateJuly 31, 2017
Pages160
Primary CategoryFiction/Classics

The Picture of Dorian Gray

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