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macmillan collector s library • march 2017 fiction classics oscar wilde the picture of dorian gray part of the stunning macmillan collector s library march on its first publication the picture of dorian gray was regarded as dangerously modern in its depiction of fin-de-siècle decadence in this updated version of the faust story the tempter is lord henry wotton who lives selfishly for amoral pleasure dorian s good angel is the portrait painter basil hallward whom dorian murders the book highlights the tension between the polished surface of high society and the life of secret vice although sin is punished in the end the book has a flavour of the elegantly perverse macmillan collector s library fiction classics on sale 3/21/2017 with an afterword by peter harness hardcover 288 pages 5.9 in h 3.7 in w carton quantity 0 oscar fingal o flaherty wills wilde was born in dublin isbn 9781509827831 magdalen college oxford where he started the cult of $12.99 aestheticism he published several books of stories in 1854 he studied at trinity college dublin and then at ostensibly for children and one novel the picture of dorian gray 1891 wilde s first success as a playwright was with lady windemere s fan in 1892 he followed this with a woman of no importance an ideal husband and the importance of being earnest all performed on the london stage wilde lost a libel suit against the man who exposed his homosexual relationship and was sentenced to two year s imprisonment he fled to france after his release where he died in 1900 14