Somehow or other I will be famous, and if not famous, I will be notorious’, declared Oscar Wilde. He proved to be both. Oscar Wilde was a genius and he transformed his talent into his stories, plays and poems. The world in which Oscar Wilde lived was riddled with hypocrisy and he exposed it in his writings. His only novel, “The Picture of Dorian Gray’ was published in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine in 1890 and provoked a storm of protest from the Victorian society. ‘It is a tale spawned from the leprous literature of the French decadents – a poisoned book, the atmosphere of which is heavy with mephitic odours of moral and spiritual putrefaction’, wrote the critic from the Daily Chronicle. Oscar Wilde wrote a preface, which appeared separately in the Fortnightly Review in March 1891. It contains the famous passage : ‘Books are well written, or badly written. That is all’. This volume contains Oscar Wilde’s only novel, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ and all other stories. All stories are complete & unabridged.
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 978-8176060202
- Package Dimensions: 21.2 x 13.6 x 1.8 cm