The Picture of Dorian Gray The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

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The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890, printed as the July 1890 issue of this magazine. The magazine's editors feared the story was indecent as submitted, so they censored roughly 500 words, without Wilde's knowledge, before publication. But even with that, the story was still greeted with outrage by British reviewers, some of whom suggested that Wilde should be prosecuted on moral grounds, leading Wilde to defend the novel aggressively in letters to the British press. Wilde later revised the story for book publication, making substantial alterations, deleting controversial passages, adding new chapters and including an aphoristic Preface which has since become famous in its own right. The amended version was published by Ward, Lock and Company in April 1891. Some scholars believe that Wilde would today have wanted us to read the version he originally submitted to Lippincott's.

  • GENERE
    Narrativa e letteratura
    PUBBLICATO
    2008
    9 giugno
    LINGUA
    EN
    Inglese
    PAGINE
    336
    EDITORE
    The Project Gutenberg
    DIMENSIONE
    504,5
    KB

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