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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

This edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray provides depth and context for students, with the complete novel in an easy-to-read format, and a detailed introduction and bespoke glossary written by a teacher with academic expertise in the area. Explore the contemporary context, Oscar Wilde’s writing, the novel’s critical reception, and subsequent interpretations for a deeper reading of the text. Expand your further reading with a list of key articles and critical and theoretical texts. Improve your understanding of the novel with unfamiliar concepts and culturally-specific terms defined in the glossary. 


Oscar Wilde was born on October 16th, 1854, and died on November 30th, 1900. He was an Irish playwright, poet, and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest.

Category:  Classic Books, Classroom Classics
ISBN:  9780008465414
Publisher:  HarperCollins Publishers
On sale:  July 2021
Format:  Paperback
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