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The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde
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PublisherFair Price Classics
Release Date2010-07-01 (added to CC 18 Sep 2010)
Amazon Sales Rank32,483
The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel written by Oscar Wilde, and first came out as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890. The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward, who is greatly impressed by Dorian's physical beauty and becomes strongly infatuated with him, believing that his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Talking in Basil's garden, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, a

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Full of Oscar Wilde's wit, great characters, and a fascinating ending. Full of social commentary and deep psychological themes. A classic definitely worth reading!
(27 Oct 2010)
This is a classic, and should be read by everyone, because it is timeless in its story, characters and subject matter. Very controversial for its time, it fits right in with today's society. This is the only novel ever written by Oscar Wilde.
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