The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray


the image of Dorian grey is an 1891 philosophical novel via Irish author and playwright Oscar Wilde. First released as a serial tale within the July 1890 factor of Lippincott's per month journal, the editors feared the tale was once indecent, and with out Wilde's wisdom, deleted phrases sooner than e-book. regardless of that censorship, the image of Dorian grey indignant the ethical sensibilities of British e-book reviewers, a few of whom acknowledged that Oscar Wilde merited prosecution for violating the legislation guarding the general public morality. In reaction, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and artwork in correspondence with the British press. Wilde revised and increased the journal version of the image of Dorian grey (1890) for e-book as a unique; the booklet variation (1891) featured an aphoristic preface — an apologia concerning the artwork of the unconventional and the reader. The content material, sort, and presentation of the preface made it well-known in its personal literary correct, as social and cultural feedback. In April 1891, the editorial condominium Ward, Lock and corporate released the revised model of the image of Dorian grey.

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