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The picture of Dorian Gray / Oscar Wilde ; edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Mighall.

Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 (Author). Mighall, Robert. (Added Author).


A young man's quest for eternal youth and beauty ends in scandal, depravity and death. Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life, indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence. The picture of Dorian Gray was a succes de scandale. Early readers were shocked by its hints at unspeakable sins, and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at his trial at the Old Bailey in 1895. This definitive edition includes a selection of contemporary reviews condemning the novel's immorality, and the introduction to the first Penguin Classics edition by Peter Ackroyd.

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  • ISBN: 0141439572
  • Physical Description: xliii, 252 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: London ; Penguin, [2003]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Reprinted with minor revisions 2003"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page xxxviii-xlii).
Formatted Contents Note:
Picture of Dorian Gray -- Selected contemporary reviews of The Picture of Dorian Gray -- Introduction to The First Penguin Classics Edition, by Peter Ackroyd.
Target Audience Note:
920L Lexile
590L Lexile
Decoding demand: 79 (high) Semantic demand: 84 (very high) Syntactic demand: 78 (high) Structure demand: 85 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.7 14 8668.
Subject: Conduct of life > Fiction.
Youthfulness > Fiction.
Portraits > Fiction.

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  • 0 current holds with 7 total copies.
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Cass County Library-Harrisonville YA WIL (Text) 0002203647215 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cape Girardeau Public Library WIL (Text) 33042003888958 Adult Fiction Available -
Cape Girardeau Public Library WIL (Text) 33042003888966 Adult Fiction Available -
Festus Public Library Fic Wilde (Text) 32017000077841 Adult Fiction Available -
Heartland Regional Library - Vienna F WIL (Text) 35555000681140 Adult Fiction Available -
Lebanon-Laclede County Library F Wilde (Text) 3802866789 Adult Fiction Available -
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