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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: John Moffatt Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence. The novel was a succès de scandale and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895. It has lost none of its power to fascinate and disturb. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Caitlin | 2/15/2014

    " It was a long time ago when I read this. It reminded me of an Anne Rice novel, although I suppose technically Anne Rice novels should remind me Oscar Wilde. The language was gorgeous, written in that extravagant, superfluous way that emphasizes the materialism and selfishness of the main character. It wasn't a happy book, by a long shot, but it was very interesting to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa Tsuruda | 2/8/2014

    " So dark, scary, crazy. Also tons and tons of homoerotica abounds. Wilde's writing style is very stylized and lyrical. You would think that I would sympathize with Dorian and how he is corrupted by Lord Henry (and his book), but I wasn't. He became such a selfish, arrogant, immoral person. Even his attempt at redemption was half-hearted. The novel was interesting in its discussion of the power of Art as evidenced by the portrait of Dorian itself. I'm glad I don't have one in hidden in my closet. Read this as part of my AP Literature teacher Book Club. Can't wait for us to discuss in early Spring! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Abbey Elsbernd | 1/31/2014

    " I love Oscar Wilde because he's so goshdarned snarky - and this book was no exception. It's Wilde at his most sinister, and alarmingly accessible to a modern reader despite the test of time. Brilliant message, and clever wordplay make this a classic that feels current. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carmen | 1/29/2014

    " A thought-provoking and highly ironic read examining the human condition. Lots of cultural and historical references, most of which I didn't get, which served to show me how uninformed of an individual I am. "

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