" The Picture of Dorian Gray ". Description : Dorian Gray is the subject of a full-length portrait in oil by Basil Hallward, an artist impressed and infatuated by Dorian's beauty. He believes that Dorian's beauty is responsible for the new mood in his art as a painter. Through Basil, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, and he soon is enthralled by the aristocrat's hedonistic world view: that beauty and sensual fulfilment are the only things worth pursuing in life. Newly understanding that his beauty will fade, Dorian expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that the picture, rather than he, will age and fade.The wish is granted, and Dorian pursues a libertine life of varied amoral experiences while staying young and beautiful; all the while, his portrait ages and records every sin. Don't get a reprint of the fascinating and culturally important work when you can own an original, first edition copy. This scarce vintage book is nearly one hundred years old and has been carefully preserved. There is minor wear on the edges of the hardcover (see pictures), but the gilt is still bright.
The inside pages are in very good condition with no ripped, bent, creased, loose or missing pages. The page edges are deckled.The top page edge has been stained green. Note: there is foxing on the first page as well as an inscription (see picture). I NEVER use stock photos. I take the time to carefully inspect and photograph each item, doing my best to point out any imperfections. I will treat your order with the care and attention it deserves.
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