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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (250,513 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Edward Petherbridge Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Basil Hallward, an artist, meets Dorian Gray and paints his portrait. The artist is so infatuated with Dorian’s beauty that he begins to believe it is the reason for his quality of art. Dorian becomes convinced that beauty is all-important and wishes his portrait could age instead of him. But each time Dorian commits a sin his portrait ages, showing him what is happening to his soul.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Dorian Gray has become, alongside…The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde’s most enduringly popular work. It is still widely read…Wilde stands nakedly revealed in The Picture of Dorian Gray.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “A lush, cautionary tale of a life of vileness and deception or a loving portrait of the aesthetic impulse run rampant? Why not both?”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray categorically changed Victorian Britain and the landscape of literature.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah Elliott | 2/6/2014

    " A very good read. Thought provoking, beautifully written, I found it hard to put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anastasia Plotnikova | 2/5/2014

    " Those who enjoy a "dark" novel looking at the vain, egotistical side of the human character "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joseph Brown | 1/25/2014

    " First read this book in 1982, loved it and it's characters has stayed with me every since then. I can't get the image of Dorians picture aging away, as he stayed so long. I personally found Dorian to be an ass, narcissism is an under statement and his treatment of the girl is far worse depending on what edition you read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michael Zendejas | 1/25/2014

    " I find this to easily be one of my favorite novels of all time. If you're a fan to terse prose, read Hemingway. Wilde is easily one of the greatest writers of all time, with the mind of a scholar and the style of a poet. A must-read for anyone who's looking to view an expert portrayal of decadence and hedonism. "

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