The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

After Basil Hallward paints a beautiful young man’s portrait, his subject’s frivolous wish that the picture change and he remain the same comes true.

Dorian Gray’s picture grows aged and corrupt while he continues to appear fresh and innocent. After he kills a young woman, ‘as surely as if I had cut her little throat with a knife’, Dorian Gray is surprised to find no difference in his vision or surroundings. ‘The roses are not less lovely for all that. The birds sing just as happily in my garden.’

224 pages in Wordsworth paperback edition.

ISBN 978-1853260155

Oscar Wilde

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