Oscar Wilde's haunting story "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is presented here with an introduction by Edmund White. The mini hardback is produced to a gift book standard with stitched binding, head and tail bands, printed on 60msg paper and featuring matt laminated jackets in a retro look design.
The first World's Classics were introduced by some of the greatest writers of their day, including Virginia Woolf, Graham Greene and T.S. Eliot. In these hardback editions, contemporary novelists including A.S. Byatt and Joyce Carol Oates introduce their favourite classics in original pocketbook size. Echoing the original World's Classics series, the books are produced to gift-book standard with stitched binding, head and tail bands, printed on 60msg paper and featuring matt laminated jackets in a "retro-look" design. When Dorian Gray gazes upon his own portrait, he makes a wish that his youth and beauty will last forever. Good-natured and easily led, he falls into bad company and a life of debauchery, yet all the time retains his innocent good looks. Only his portrait reveals the true corruption of his soul.
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Edmund White is a novelist whose books include The Beautiful Room is Empty (1988) and The Farewell Symphony (1997). He is also the biographer of Jean Genet and has recently completed a short biography of Proust.
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Oxford World's Classics
Used - Very Good
Oxford University Press
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