The Picture of Dorian Gray (Classic Collection (Blackstone Audio)) (Compact Disc)

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By Oscar Wilde, Simon Vance (Read by)
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Dorian Gray, a handsome and narcissistic young man, lives thoughtlessly for his own pleasure--an attitude encouraged by the company he keeps. One day, after having his portrait painted, Dorian makes a frivolous Faustian wish: that he should always remain as young and beautiful as he is in that painting, while the portrait grows old in his stead. The wish comes true, and Dorian soon finds that none of his wicked actions have visible consequences. Realizing that he will appear fresh and unspoiled no matter what kind of life he lives, Dorian becomes increasingly corrupt, unchecked by public opinion. Only the portrait grows degenerate and ugly, a powerful symbol of Dorian's internal ruin. Wilde's dreamlike exploration of life without limits scandalized its late-Victorian audience and has haunted readers' imaginations for more than a hundred years.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781433209161
ISBN-10: 1433209160
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: February 1st, 2008
Language: English
Series: Classic Collection (Blackstone Audio)