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The Picture Of Dorian Gray (1891 Version)

Oscar Wilde

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The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890, printed as the July 1890 issue of this magazine. Wilde later revised this edition, making several alterations, and adding new chapters; the amended version was published by Ward, Lock, and Company in April 1891. The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are beauty and fulfillment of the senses. Realizing that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian (whimsically) expresses a desire to sell his soul to ensure the portrait Basil has painted would age rather than himself. Dorian's wish is fulfilled, plunging him into debauched acts. The portrait serves as a reminder of the effect each act has upon his soul, with each sin displayed as a disfigurement of his form, or through a sign of aging. The Picture of Dorian Gray is considered a work of classic gothic fiction with a strong Faustian theme. ( Summary by Wikipedia )

Language:

English

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Length:

9h 30m


Chapters

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01:00

Introduction
Introduction

03:17


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

35:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

40:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

32:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

39:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

31:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

32:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

38:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

50:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

34:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:10