The Picture of Dorian Gray is a stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic and controversial novel, described by Osborne as a "Moral Entertainment". The story of a man who preserves his youth and is feted by society, while his portrait deteriorates with age and corruption.
About The Author
Born in Ireland, Wilde (1854-1900) was educated in Dublin and Oxford and became the leading exponent of aestheticism. His work includes plays, a novel, poetry and criticism. Imprisoned for homosexual acts, he died after his release in exile in Paris. Robert Mighall has written on Gothic fiction and is the editor of Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for Penguin Classics. Peter Ackroyd is a best-selling writer whose recent work includes biographies on Dickens and Blake.
Series: Arcturus Classics
For Ages: 17+ years old
For Grades: 12
Number Of Pages: 219
Published: 1st August 2009
Publisher: Hinkler Books Pty, Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 12.8 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.181