The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Graphic Novel (Illustrated Classics)

The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Graphic Novel (Illustrated Classics)


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“Youth! Youth! There is absolutely nothing in the world worth having but youth!”

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a graphic adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic work, stunningly re-imagined by writer Ian Edginton and artist I.N.J. Culbard. This Gothic morality tale is the story of a man who, taken by his own beauty, pledges his soul in a desperate bid for eternal youth. But when his wish is granted, things go terribly wrong. A painting of Dorian begins to age in his place, while Dorian himself becomes a dangerous narcissist who destroys everyone standing in his way until the day he is forced to come face to face with the ugliness of his own conscience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411415935
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 01/26/2009
Series: Sterling Illustrated Classics Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 640,259
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

The ever-quotable Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet who delighted Victorian England with his legendary wit. He found critical and popular success with his scintillating plays, chiefly The Importance of Being Earnest, while his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, scandalized readers. Imprisoned for two years for homosexual behavior, Wilde moved to France after his release, where he died destitute.

Date of Birth:

October 16, 1854

Date of Death:

November 30, 1900

Place of Birth:

Dublin, Ireland

Place of Death:

Paris, France


The Royal School in Enniskillen, Dublin, 1864; Trinity College, Dublin, 1871; Magdalen College, Oxford, England, 1874

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ironicqueery on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love Oscar Wilde and all his writing, but I don't think Edginton and Culbard add much to his novel. I was hoping for a graphic novel with wonderful illustrations and writing that captures the intent of Wilde. Instead, the graphics are fairly simplistic and the writing is just average. This is worth reading if you are an avid Oscar Wilde fan, but keep expectations to a minimum.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago