The Picture of Dorian Gray - Collins Classics (Paperback)
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The Picture of Dorian Gray - Collins Classics (Paperback)

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HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics.

`The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.'

When Basil Hallward paints the portrait of young, handsome Dorian Gray, he falls prey to his dazzling beauty. Afraid that his youth and looks will waste away, Dorian expresses a wish that his portrait, and not he, will age and fade over time. His wish is granted, and over the ensuing years, Dorian indulges in every kind of vice and pleasure, never ageing nor disfiguring. Only his portrait, hidden to the world, bears the marks of his actions, and as his soul grows ever more wasted and corrupted, devastating
consequences lie in wait.

The Picture of Dorian Gray is an exploration of the purpose of art, the superficial nature of youth and beauty, and the conflict between morality and intemperance. First published in its complete, uncensored form in 1891, it is Oscar Wilde's only novel.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008195588
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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“Fantastic!”

I studied this book for my Higher Personal Study and it was great. The character of Dorian Gray is brilliant to study particularly his progression. It is also a wonderful page-turner and Oscar Wilde's writing... More

Paperback edition
9th April 2012
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“Faust, Jordan style”

Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty, continuing to act the perfect gentleman while secretly living a life of decadence. Only his portrait shows his true character. With obvious parallels to... More

Paperback edition
14th January 2010
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“Faust, Jordan style”

Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty, continuing to act the perfect gentleman while secretly living a life of decadence. Only his portrait shows his true character. With obvious parallels to... More

Paperback edition
14th January 2010
Helpful? Upvote 72

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