The Picture of Dorian Gray is a familiar story of greed, sin, and arrogance. A young man, infatuated with his own handsomeness and youth as depicted in a perfect portrait, makes a bargain he will come to regret. No one can save him from his appetite for pleasure and his awful fate-t the man who idolizes him, t the woman who loves him, and t even himself! Published in 1890, The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde's only vel. At first the subject of intense controversy, it has endured as a classic for years. This Canterbury Classics edition includes the beloved story as well as a special heat-burnished cover, foil stamping, and designed endpapers in an easy-to-carry package. A cautionary tale of incence sacrificed for the sake of vice, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a classic whose lessons are still relevant today.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish writer and poet, who became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s.