The Picture of Dorian Gray Author:Oscar Wilde When handsome young Dorian Gray sees a portrait that has been painted of him he bitterly regrets that he must someday grow old. He wishes that the painting would age and that he would always keep his youth. — Destruction and tragedy follow in his wake as he embarks on a life of wanton sensuality. His corruption, however, does not leave a mark, ... more »for his wish has come true: only the portrait reveals the ravages of his decadent life.
The Picture of Dorian Gray is the story of a man who gives his soul to retain his youth. Written in 1891, it is Oscar Wilde's most famous novel, a brilliant and dramatic portrayal of the evil that results from obsession with a life of sensation.« less