Part of the Legend Classics series
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Initially met with controversy and censorship, The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only novel by the incomparable Oscar Wilde. It is bursting with his trademark wit, his love of art, and his embrace of life and all it has to offer.
Dorian, fearful of age and the subsequent fading of his beauty, expresses a wish: that a glorious oil portrait of him suffers the burden of age, and not him. He would sell his soul for it. Unfortunately for him, the wish is granted.
Through Dorian, Oscar Wilde weaves an unforgettable tale about the punishment of excess and misplaced desire.
Told in an exquisite blend of the Gothic and the philosophical, this fable about our obsession with the aesthetic unravels a horrifying truth: it is not if, but when and where our sins will manifest.
The Legend Classics series:
Around the World in Eighty Days
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Importance of Being Earnest
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The Railway Children
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Three Men in a Boat
The Time Machine
Anne of Green Gables
The Jungle Book
The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories
A Study in Scarlet
Leaves of Grass
The Secret Garden
The War of the Worlds
A Christmas Carol
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Heart of Darkness
The Scarlet Letter
This Side of Paradise
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Turn of the Screw
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
A Selection of Short Stories by Edgar Allen Poe
Grimm Fairy Tales