The Picture of Dorian Gray


Hardcover published by Modern Library (Random House Publishing Group)

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The story of a man who preserves his youth while his portrait visibly deteriorates with time.
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The story of a man who preserves his youth while his portrait visibly deteriorates with time.
Product Details
Hardcover (272 pages)
Published: September 5, 1992
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: Modern Library
ISBN: 9780679600015
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  • The remains of Oscar Wilde lie in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. [from the general intro to this publication of the original, unedited manuscript]

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