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  • Published: 15 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9780307743527
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $17.99

The Picture of Dorian Gray




The new paperback series: Penguin English Library

Oscar Wilde’s enduringly popular story of a beautiful and corrupt man and the portrait that reveals all his secrets—The Picture of Dorian Gray is a novel as flamboyant and controversial as its incomparable author.

Entranced by the perfection of his recently painted portrait, the youthful Dorian Gray expresses a wish that the figure on the canvas could age and change in his place. When his wish comes true, the portrait becomes his hideous secret as he follows a downward trajectory of decadence and cruelty that leaves its traces only in the portrait’s degraded image.

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde’s unforgettable portrayal of a Faustian bargain and its consequences, is narrated with his characteristic incisive wit and diamond-sharp prose. 

  • Published: 15 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9780307743527
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $17.99

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