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Picture of Dorian Gray, the   free pdf This is an unabridged reading of the classic novel by Oscar Wilde. 'If it were I who were to be always young and the picture to grow old...I would give my soul for it'. The wish uttered by Dorian Gray as he gazes on his portrait forms the basis of the plot of this brilliant and disturbing story of a gilded and spoilt hedonist who, Faust-like, is willing to sell his soul for beauty. It is a Gothic tale which highlights the tension between polished society and the individual's life of secret vice. Published to scandalised protest, Wilde's fantastic melodrama was condemned by his contemporaries as an affront to polite society. It has, however, become one of his most celebrated works, a shining example of his storytelling power and wit. It was read by Edward Petherbridge. 'Petherbridge's narration exudes decadence, hedonism and destruction - every syllable foreshadowing the protagonist's dismal end. The narrator's storytelling and narrative skill are exemplary' - "Audiofile".

About Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was born in Dublin. He studied at Trinity College in Dublin and Magdalen College in Oxford where he was an exceptional classical scholar. In 1878 he won the Newdigate Prize for his poem "Ravenna." He published his first volume of Poems in 1882. His only novel, "The Picture of Dorian Gray, " was published in 1891. A renowned playwright, his work includes the comic masterpieces "Lady Windermere's Fan" and "The Importance of Being Earnest."

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Author : Oscar Wilde
Publisher : BBC Audiobooks America
Data Published : 05 August 2010
ISBN : 160283878X
EAN : 9781602838789
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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