The Picture of Dorian Gray (Deluxe Hardbound Edition) (Hardcover)

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Somehow, passed over in lieu of second readings of Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, or any number of Jane Austen novels (which are awesome, for the record), many lovers of classics simply skip The Picture of Dorian Gray. I can say this because until recently I counted myself amongst this group of misguided, deprived individuals. Alas, no more am I the neophyte I was before I devoured Oscar Wilde's unmatched prose. Sadly I am now in perpetual distress about the fact that he wrote no other novels, and I will be forever deprived of reliving the incredible experience that was reading a Wilde novel for the first time. Ingeniously, The Picture of Dorian Gray dramatizes an exegesis of 19th century debates about art, hedonism, will, and autonomy with splendidly hilarious characters, wicked instances of madness, and a coup de grace that's as ironic as it is symbolic. Please, put down the lesser-known Conrad you're about to wade through, and take up what instantly became one of my favorite novels.

Joel

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Indulge in the captivating world of Oscar Wilde's masterpiece The Picture of Dorian Gray. This exquisite edition presents Wilde's iconic novel in a visually stunning format, offering readers a luxurious reading experience. Immerse yourself in the decadence, beauty, and moral complexity of Dorian Gray's haunting tale.

  • Features Wilde's signature wit and commentary on Victorian society
  • Deluxe hardbound edition with a beautiful cover design
  • Explores the themes of morality, beauty, and corruption
  • Offers insights into Wilde’s thought-provoking storytelling
  • A collector's item for literature enthusiasts
  • About the Author


    "Born in Dublin in 1854, Oscar Wilde was educated at home till the age of nine. He attended the Portora Royal School, Enniskillen, from 1864 to 1871. In 1874, he graduated from Trinity College, Dublin.
    Wilde’ s first play, Vera: or the Nihilists, did not meet much success. He refined his ideas about art, its purpose and supremacy, and incorporated themes of decadence, duplicity, and beauty into his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). Continuing his interest in theatre he wrote Salome, a play in one act, in 1891.
    Wilde became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian London after producing four comedies— Lady Windermere’ s Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest. First performed in 1895 in collaboration with George Alexander at St. James’ s Theater, London, The Importance of Being Earnest was considered Wilde’ s masterpiece and continues to remain his most popular play. The Ballad of Reading Gaol, published in 1898, was his last work. Wilde died in 1900 at the age of 46, in Paris."

    Product Details
    ISBN: 9789354402173
    ISBN-10: 9354402178
    Publisher: Fingerprint! Publishing
    Publication Date: January 5th, 2021
    Pages: 240
    Language: English