Don't put off till tomorrow the book you can read today!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced
The Picture of Dorian Gray - cover

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Classic Books Library

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

Classic Books Library presents this brand new edition of Oscar Wilde's classic Gothic novel, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1890). Perhaps Wilde’s most famous and celebrated of works, the story follows a young man’s hedonistic journey through high society and the depths of depravity. Seduced by the spoils of greed, narcissism and lust, he pays a ghoulish price for his actions. Oscar Wilde (1884-1900) was an Irish author, playwright and poet. He moved from Dublin to Oxford where he studied under renowned art critics Walter Pater and John Ruskin and became associated with the literary and philosophical movement of Aestheticism.

Other books that might interest you

  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (Illustrated) - cover

    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll...

    Robert Louis Stevenson

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Robert Louis Stevenson’.  
    Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Stevenson includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily.eBook features:* The complete unabridged text of ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’* Beautifully illustrated with images related to Stevenson’s works* Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook* Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles
    Show book
  • The Yellow Wallpaper - cover

    The Yellow Wallpaper

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    A groundbreaking feminist masterpiece and one of the most exquisite horror stories in American literature Diagnosed by her physician husband with a “temporary nervous depression—a slight hysterical tendency” after the birth of her child, a woman is urged to rest for the summer in an old colonial mansion. Forbidden from doing work of any kind, she spends her days in the house’s former nursery, with its barred windows, scratched floor, and peeling yellow wallpaper.   In a private journal, the woman records her growing obsession with the “horrid” wallpaper. Its strange pattern mutates in the moonlight, revealing what appears to be a human figure in the design. With nothing else to occupy her mind, the woman resolves to unlock the mystery of the wallpaper. Her quest, however, leads not to the truth, but into the darkest depths of madness.   A masterly use of the unreliable narrator and a scathing indictment of patriarchal medical practices, The Yellow Wallpaper is a true American classic.   This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
    Show book
  • The Body-Snatcher - cover

    The Body-Snatcher

    Robert Louis Stevenson

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish author who is considered to be one of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century.  With classics such as Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Stevenson is still one of the most widely read authors today.  This edition of The Body-Snatcher includes a table of contents.
    Show book
  • The Song of Achilles - A Novel - cover

    The Song of Achilles - A Novel

    Madeline Miller

    • 10
    • 113
    • 0
    “At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.”—Ann Patchett 
    “Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.
    Show book
  • Picture of Dorian Gray - cover

    Picture of Dorian Gray

    Oscar Wilde

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Dorian Gray, a young man of wealth and stature in late 1800’s London, meets Lord Henry Wotton while posing for a portrait by his friend Basil Hallward. Once the painting is complete, Dorian realizes that it will always be young and attractive, while he will be forced to age and wither with the years. Carelessly, he wishes the opposite were true. What happens is a treatise on morals, self- indulgence and how crucial personal responsibility is towards one’s self.
    Show book
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray - cover

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    Oscar Wilde

    • 2
    • 2
    • 0
    Dorian is a cultured, wealthy, and impossibly beautiful young man. He becomes a disciple of the new Hedonism and proposes to live a life dedicated to the pursuit of pleasure. Lord Henry gives Dorian a book that describes the wicked exploits of a nineteenth-century Frenchman; it becomes Dorian’s bible as he sinks ever deeper into a life of sin and corruption. Dorian’s reputation suffers in circles of polite London society, where rumours spread regarding his scandalous exploits. His peers nevertheless continue to accept him because he remains young and beautiful.
    Show book