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The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


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Summary

The editor locates the text both in relation to elements in the mainstream culture of the day (such as the aesthetes); and in relation to the gay subculture.

The Picture of Dorian Gray Summary

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

In Oscar Wilde's famous novel, Dorian Gray is tempted by Henry Wotton to sell his soul in order to hold on to beauty and youth. Dorian succumbs and murders the portrait painter Basil Haliward, who stands between him and his goal. Though in the end vice is punished and virtue rewarded, the novel remains one of the most important expressions of fin de siecle decadence. It is in the preface to the expanded edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray that Wilde coined the most famous expression of his aesthetic: "There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well-written or badly-written. That is all."

Like other Broadview Editions, this edition includes a wide range of materials from the period that help to set the text in context. In particular, the editor locates the text both in relation to elements in the mainstream culture of the day (such as the aesthetes); and in relation to the gay subculture.

About Oscar Wilde

Norman Page, who has written numerous books on nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction, has also edited The Mayor of Casterbridge for the Broadview Literary Texts series.

Additional information

GOR004595825
9781551111261
1551111268
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Broadview Press Ltd
1998-02-28
279
N/A
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