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

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

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The picture of Dorian Gray
Title
The picture of Dorian Gray
Statement of responsibility
Oscar Wilde ; edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Mighall
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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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Summary
An exquisitely beautiful young man in Victorian England retains his youthful and innocent appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption
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Writing style
Character
Award
Great American Read, 2018.
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062386
Cataloging source
DLC
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1854-1900
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Wilde, Oscar
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
programmed texts
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Mighall, Robert
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True
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Appearance (Philosophy)
  • Hedonism
  • Psychological fiction, English
  • Psychological fiction
  • Conduct of life
  • Youthfulness
  • Portraits
Target audience
adult
Label
The picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde ; edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Mighall
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Publication
Note
  • "Reprinted with minor revisions 2003"--T.p. verso
  • First published: 1891
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxviii-xlii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Picture of Dorian Gray -- Selected contemporary reviews of The Picture of Dorian Gray -- Introduction to The First Penguin Classics Edition, by Peter Ackroyd
Control code
000024896366
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xliii, 252 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780141439570
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2003267607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Stock number
  • BRO-cust20070110-147
  • BRO-cust20080708-054
  • BRO-cust20100311-081
System control number
(OCoLC)53071567
Label
The picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde ; edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Mighall
Link
Publication
Note
  • "Reprinted with minor revisions 2003"--T.p. verso
  • First published: 1891
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxviii-xlii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Picture of Dorian Gray -- Selected contemporary reviews of The Picture of Dorian Gray -- Introduction to The First Penguin Classics Edition, by Peter Ackroyd
Control code
000024896366
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xliii, 252 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780141439570
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2003267607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Stock number
  • BRO-cust20070110-147
  • BRO-cust20080708-054
  • BRO-cust20100311-081
System control number
(OCoLC)53071567

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