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Hardcover The Picture of Dorian gray Book

ISBN: 8119214412

ISBN13: 9788119214419

The Picture of Dorian gray

(Book #49 in the Ariel Juvenil Ilustrada Series)

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Book Overview

The artist is the creator of beautiful things. To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim. The critic is he who can translate into another manner or a new material his impression of beautiful things.The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated...

Customer Reviews

9 ratings

Filled with notes

This book arrived completely filled with scribbled notes in all the blank spaces. I'm so disgusted that anyone would do this to a book then think it was at all appropriate to resell. If you want to take notes then to it in inserts or a journal, do not think your clumsy school notes are in any way appreciated. Don't buy from this vendor, there is no quality control

Enthralling. Classic

oscar wilde is such a vivid author you feel like you're in the book.

Widespread foxing on many pages

When the book arrived, I was disappointed to find widespread foxing on more than half the pages. It looked fine on the outside, which I assume is why this was labeled ‘very good’, but the inside was not so much. As I know little about the previous storage conditions of the book, I had to assume mold and get rid of it.

A bit overrated

Honestly, the beginning and the end are the most entertaining and gripping part of the book. A few of the later chapters were very very slow and basically goes on and on in mindless descriptions of the things he collects and stories he becomes infatuated with. It was mehh in my opinion.

The Best Classic

This is the best classic I've ever read, and nothing will convince me otherwise.


i love this book , gives me gay vibes but im only on like chapter 3

The Ugly Side Of Beauty

I didn’t find anything I didn’t enjoy in this story, I would’ve liked it to be longer, granted, Lord Henry’s character was pretty unlikable but also very interesting, he poisoned the mind of naive and beautiful Dorian, and was the biggest influence to his downfall, sometimes it sucks to be so beautiful.

Book Condition

Chose a book in vgc. But the book has tears on dust jacket. As well as misprints and missing pages

A Thrilling Read

I first was introduced to Dorian Gray through a book club, and I thought 'Oh no, Oscar Wilde, here I go, another hard to read boring society book". I was wrong. Within the first two chapters of Dorian Gray I was intrigued and fascinated. This book deals with several issues that are as important now as they are today: the way our culture worships beauty and youth, an admiration that boarders on homosexual love, virtues, the differences between men and women, and what art is and what makes it truly art. Dorian Gray is a beautiful young man, who sees a portrait of himself and says "How sad it is! I shall grow old, and horrible, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young...If only it were the other way! If it were I who was to be always young, and the portrait to grow old...I would give my soul for that!" The book takes off from there, leading you from a small theater to great parties. While younger readers may find some of the wording as tough as an old gym shoe, anyone older than 13 with an interest in mystery, romance, and how society runs, will find this a pleasurable and haunting read.

The Picture of Dorian Gray Mentions in Our Blog

The Picture of Dorian Gray in Drink Your Books in These 9 Literary-Themed Bars
Drink Your Books in These 9 Literary-Themed Bars
Published by Beth Clark • February 08, 2019
Literary-themed bars across the US beg the question: Are you really alone if you're with the spirit(s) of your favorite authors or books? We don't think so. (And we're betting you've taken a book into a bar before.) Below are 9 establishments bookworms can drink their books in or even borrow one from the bar's library to read while sipping a cocktail.
The Picture of Dorian Gray in The Great American Read on PBS
The Great American Read on PBS
Published by Beth Clark • August 17, 2018
The Great American Read is a PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading as the core of an ambitious digital, educational, and community outreach campaign designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books. One hundred books, to be exact, so as promised, here are books 61–80 on the list!
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