The picture of Dorian Gray

by Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900,

Format: Print Book 1993
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 5 copies
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CLP - Beechview Fiction FICTION Wilde
Location  CLP - Beechview
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FICTION Wilde
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Paperbacks pbk CLASSICS (W)
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Paperbacks
Call Number  pbk CLASSICS (W)
Upper St. Clair Township Library Classics CLASSICS WILDE Oscar
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Classics
Call Number  CLASSICS WILDE Oscar
Western Allegheny Community Library Fiction Classic F WILDE
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Fiction Classic
Call Number  F WILDE
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Penn Hills Library Fiction CHECKED OUT
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Collection  Fiction
Celebrated novel traces the moral degeneration of a handsome young Londoner from an innocent fop into a cruel and reckless pursuer of pleasure and, ultimately, a murderer. As Dorian Gray sinks into depravity, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait reflects the ravages of crime and sensuality.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6^-12. For teens who find even steadily paced novels a struggle, the biting but often meandering discussions between Basil and Lord Henry in Wilde's classic can seem overwhelming and pointless. But this version's informative sidebars make the surreal tale of the beautiful young man who never ages one that teens can not only tackle but also begin to relish. When the story advances or twists, Tony Ross' colorful artwork emphasizes Wilde's absurdly witty take on Victorian provincialism. For scenes in which characters discuss aesthetics, sidebar illustrations with helpful captions explain how Wilde's philosophies influenced his characterizations. Even when the sidebars only remotely relate to the story, they provide a clear cultural outline of the mores that resulted in Wilde's public undoing and his untimely death. The supplemental information and illustrations may strike sharp YA readers as amusing or interesting, but they may be the sole reason weaker readers tackle the novel at all. --Roger Leslie"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Dover thrift editions.
Subjects Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Portraits -- Fiction.
Didactic fiction.
Publisher New York :Dover Publications,1993
Language English
Description viii, 165 pages ; 21 cm.
ISBN 0486278077
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