The Picture of Dorian Gray


The Picture of Dorian Gray Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 1515190994
ISBN-13 9781515190998
Year 2015-07-23
Pages 140
Language English
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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The Picture of Dorian Gray is an 1891 philosophical novel by Irish writer and playwright Oscar Wilde First published as a serial story in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott s Monthly Magazine the editors feared the story was indecent and without Wilde s knowledge deleted five hundred words before publication Despite that censorship The Picture of Dorian Gray offended the moral sensibilities of British book reviewers some of whom said that Oscar Wilde merited prosecution for violating the laws guarding the public morality In response Wilde aggressively defended his novel and art in correspondence with the British press Wilde revised and expanded the magazine edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray 1890 for publication as a novel the book edition 1891 featured an aphoristic preface an apologia about the art of the novel and the reader The content style and presentation of the preface made it famous in its own literary right as social and cultural criticism In April 1891 the editorial house Ward Lock and Company published the revised version of The Picture of Dorian Gray

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