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Picture of Dorian Gray, The

Picture of Dorian Gray, The

Auteur

Oscar Wilde

Eerste Uitgave

1891

Uitgave

1891

Uitgeverij

Penguin Books

Vorm

roman

Taal

Engels

Bladzijden

256 bladzijden

Gelezen

2001-10-28

Score

9/10

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When the exquisitely handsome Dorian Gray sees his portrait he dreams of remaining young forever while his painted image grows old and, in a sudden moment, he offers his soul in return for perpetual youth. While his beauty remains unblemished, the portrait begins to reflect the wildness and degradation of his soul as he surrenders to a worship of pleasure and infinite passion. The Picture of Dorain Gray caused outrage when it was first published in 1890 and marked the onset of Oscar Wilde's own fatal reputation and eventual downfall. An evocative portrayal of London life and a powerful blast against the hypocrisies of Victorian polite society it has become one of Oscar Wilde's most celebrated works, full of the flamboyant wit for which he is justly renowned.