Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty.
Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society.
Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence.
The novel was a success de scandale and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895.
It has lost none of its power to fascinate and disturb.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/04/2010
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141192642