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Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Gerry O’Brien Publisher: Author's Republic Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2018 ISBN: 9781982702335
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The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine.[1] Fearing the story was indecent, the magazine's editor without Wilde's knowledge deleted roughly five hundred words before publication. Despite that censorship, The Picture of Dorian Gray offended the moral sensibilities of British book reviewers, some of whom said that Oscar Wilde merited prosecution for violating the laws guarding the public morality. In response, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and art in correspondence with the British press, although he personally made excisions of some of the most controversial material when revising and lengthening the story for book publication the following year. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born in Dublin. He won scholarships to both Trinity College, Dublin, and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced by the radical aesthetics of Walter Pater. Flamboyant wit and man-about-town, Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. After publishing two volumes of short stories between 1887 and 1891, his social-comedy plays such as Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest established his critical and commercial success. In 1895 Wilde was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for homosexual conduct and died in Paris in obscurity a few years after his release.

About the Narrator

Gerry O’Brien is an experienced Irish actor with a familiar face. His numerous film credits include Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Lassie, King Arthur, Veronica Guerin, and The Old Curiosity Shop. He also has enjoyed an impressive array of television credits. His work may be seen in Trouble in Paradise, The Tudors, and Game of Thrones. Gerry has also worked as a professional actor on the Irish theatrical stage since 1970, and is well known internationally in the world of the audio novel, with an impressive catalog of work which has been nominated for several awards in the UK and the United States.