The Picture of Dorian Gray
228 páginas. Rústica con solapas. 15 x 21,6 cm. Drakul.
Basil, an artist strongly impressed by the beauty of a young man named Dorian Gray, paints his portrait. Realizing that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian wishes to always be the age he was when Basil painted him in the picture. While he forever maintains the same appearance, the portrayed figure ages for him. His quest for pleasure leads him to a series of acts of lust; but the portrait serves as a reminder of the effects on his soul, where the portrait reflects the burden of his aging and his sins.
Biography of the author
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of the most popular playwrights in London in the early 1890s. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays. Some of his best-known works are his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and his play The Importance of Being Earnest. The circumstances of his criminal conviction for gross indecency for consensual homosexual acts in one of the first celebrity trials, led to his imprisonment and early death from meningitis at age 46.