The Picture of Dorian Gray Authoritative Texts, Backgrounds, Reviews and Reactions, Criticism - A Norton Critical Edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

This Norton Critical Edition includes:

  • The 1890 (Lippincott's Magazine) version and the 1891 (book) version of the novel. Under the editorial guidance of Wilde scholar Michael Patrick Gillespie, students have the opportunity to comparatively read and analyse both texts of this controversial novel.
  • Editorial matter by Michael Patrick Gillespie.
  • "Backgrounds" and "Reviews and Reactions" sections that allow readers to gauge The Picture of Dorian Gray's sensational reception and to consider the heated public debate over art and morality that followed-including Oscar Wilde's vehement replies to individual critics.
  • Seven critical essays-six of them new to the Third Edition-that address the novel's major themes: aestheticism, decadence and vice. Contributors include Joseph Carroll, Nils Clausson, Emily Eells, Michael Patrick Gillespie, Richard Haslam, Donald L. Lawler and Ellen Scheible.
  • A chronology and a selected bibliography.

Book information

ISBN: 9780393696875
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Imprint: W.W. Norton and Company
Pub date:
Edition: C format
DEWEY: 823.8
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 536
Weight: 518g
Height: 130mm
Width: 213mm
Spine width: 31mm