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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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'How sad it is I shall grow old, and horrid, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young... If it was only the other way '

Wilde's first and only published novel recounts the story of handsome Dorian Gray who upon having his portrait painted desires that it will age and grow ugly while he may remain eternally beautiful. The painting, which reflects each of Gray's sins and transgressions in its hideousness, haunts him until it finally becomes unbearable. In this dark tale of duplicity and mortality, Wilde creates a world where art and reality collide.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
0007351054
EAN
9780007351053
Publication Date
02/07/2013
Pages
252
Dimension
17.53cm x 10.92cm x 1.78cm
Age Group
10 to 13
Grades
5th Grade to 8th Grade
Lexile Level
500
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About Author

Wilde, Oscar
Oscar Fingal O'Flaherty Wills Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854. He studied at Trinity College Dublin and then at Magdalen College Oxford where he started the cult of 'Aestheticism', which involves making an art of life. Following his marriage to Constance Lloyd in 1884, he published several books of stories ostensibly for children and one novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891).Wilde's first success as a playwright was with Lady Windemere's Fan in 1892. He followed this up with A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, all performed on the London stage be




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