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The Picture of Dorian Gray (2)

Oscar Wilde

Categoria: Classici

Editore: Penguin Classics
Anno: 0
Lingua: Italianoa
Rilegatura: Rigida
253 pagine

ISBN 13: 9780141439570
ISBN 10: 0141439572

<b> <i>'The horror, whatever it was, had not yet entirely spoiled that marvellous beauty'</i> </b><br /><br />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. <i>The Picture of Dorian Gray</i> was a <i>succès de scandale</i>. Early readers were shocked by its hints at unspeakable sins, and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895.<br /><br />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.