New ed. / edited with an introduction and notes by Joseph Bristow. - Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Book — 1 online resource (xlii, 229 pages).
Introduction; Note on the Text; Select Bibliography; A Chronology of Oscar Wilde; THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY; Explanatory Notes.
Dorian Gray gives his soul for eternal youth. While his portrait changes hideously, reflecting his crimes and corruption, he remains outwardly flawless. This new edition uses the 1891 expanded text and shows how Wilde transformed his many sources. - ; 'The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.'. When Dorian Gray has his portrait painted, he is captivated by his own beauty. Tempted by his world-weary, decadent friend Lord Henry Wotton, he wishes to stay forever young, and pledges his very soul to keep his good looks. Set in fin-de-si--eacute--; cle London, the novel traces a path.