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The Resource The picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde ; with an afterward by Peter Harness

The picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde ; with an afterward by Peter Harness

Label
The picture of Dorian Gray
Title
The picture of Dorian Gray
Statement of responsibility
Oscar Wilde ; with an afterward by Peter Harness
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of afterword,
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dorian Gray is young, arrogant, and devastatingly handsome. Confronted by his beauty in the form of a portrait, and struck by the terrible realization that he will age, Dorian wishes to retain his charms forever and finds his desire granted. He abandons himself to a life of hedonism, vice and murder, yet his face remains unmarked by his evil. But, hidden in his attic, the painting ages and corrupts, and one day Dorian must stand face to face with the man he has become.A perfect depiction of fin-de-sie?cle decadence, Oscar Wilde's only novel highlights the tension between the polished surface and murky depths of Victorian high society.This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray features an afterword by the playwright and actor Peter Harness
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
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Great American Read, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
062386
Cataloging source
SINLB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1854-1900,
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilde, Oscar
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR5819
LC item number
.A1 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Harness, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Appearance (Philosophy)
  • Conduct of life
  • Portraits
  • Appearance (Philosophy)
  • Conduct of life
  • Portraits
Target audience
adult
Label
The picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde ; with an afterward by Peter Harness
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21288740
Dimensions
16 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781509827831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)985427412
Label
The picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde ; with an afterward by Peter Harness
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21288740
Dimensions
16 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781509827831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)985427412

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