The Picture of Dorian GrayBook - 2008
Dorian Gray is the decadent archetype, anti-hero of Oscar Wildes only novel, an underground classic which scandalized society upon its publication in 1890. Gray is the debauched libertine who retains a veneer of eternal youth during decades of increasingly outlandish vice, depravity and corruption, while his portrait ages and rots in an attic. Here in its rare original incarnation, the overtly homoerotic Lippincott edition, it includes an appendix sampling Wildes later revisions, with an introduction by Jeremy Reed detailing the two editions and realigning the books position in the history of subversive underground fiction. With its outr elements of homosexuality, drug abuse and supernatural horror, this remains Wildes most extreme creation, a true classic of renegade literature. With a cover illustration by Aubrey Beardsley, this is the only available edition of Dorian Gray in its original, uncut form. Solar Nocturnal presents classic texts by key forerunners of modernism
Publisher: San Francisco : Ignatius Press, c2008.
Characteristics: xix, 291 p. ; 21 cm.