One of the great literary classics of Western literature and the only published novel written by Oscar Wilde.
The Picture of Dorian Gray created great controversy on publication because of its homosexual undertones, and was later used as evidence against him at his trial at the Old Bailey in 1895.
"If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old...I would give my soul for that!" The wish uttered by Dorian Gray as he gazes on his portrait forms the basis of this story, of a gilded and spoilt hedonist who is willing to sell his soul for his beauty.
Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.
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Best Reading Ever!!!
I have listened to many audiobooks over the past 10 years, but I can safely say that this is my all-time favorite. Patrick Tull (Aubrey-Maturin Series) is my favorite narrator, but if I had to chose my favorite performance, it would be David Brown's version of The Picture of Dorian Gray. I find myself listening to it just as I would listen to Pink Floyd's Animals or Paul Motian Band's, Garden of Eden. I remember the first time I listened to it. In the first chapter when Basil is describing Dorian to Lord Henry, I found myself going to my computer to SEE what Dorian Grey looked like. My favorite parts are, of course, the first chapter when Dorian meets Lord Henry and Chapter 4 when Dorian is describing to Lord Henry how he met Sybil Vain. Wonderfully read and beautifully written.
Wow. Close to ten hours for only 95 cents. Unreal!
Nice reading, easy to follow. Certainly worth the price. I wish iTunes would offer more low priced classics.