Oscar Wilde's only novel: dark, captivating and intensely Victorian
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY IRVINE WELSH
Dorian is a good-natured young man until he discovers the power of his own exceptional beauty. As he gradually sinks deep into a frivolous, glamorous world of selfish luxury, he apparently remains physically unchanged by the stresses of his corrupt lifestyle and untouched by age. But up in his attic, hidden behind a curtain, his portrait tells a different story...
“[A] remarkable work of imagination...A wonderfully entertaining parable of the aesthetic ideal”
“A heady late-Victorian tale of double-living”
“There's an incurable disease afflicting females - ageing. Men, on the other hand, never pass their amuse-by dates. Sean Connery is still cutting the sex god mustard and, if time flies, then HE has frequent air miles. Yet, you never hear a man described as mutton dressed as ram, now do you? This is a book about a bloke who realises that the night is young, but he is not...”
“In The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde set the gold standard for chroniclers of decadence”
“Very decadent and Victorian”