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The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray

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$15.50 • £12.95 • €14.00

ISBN 9780674066311

Publication Date: 08/13/2012

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272 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

Belknap Press

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The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray is the latest edition of Wilde’s only novel, but it is also the first. Editor Nicholas Frankel has followed the manuscript Wilde submitted to Lippincott’s magazine in early 1890. Frankel poured over the original typescript and about 3,000 handwritten words Wilde added to it, restoring subtle but important romance between the three lead characters… The effect is not radical…but it is noticeable, and the book is more satisfying for his efforts… Frankel’s uncensored version is closest to what Wilde intended before editors and hostile critics intervened, and it is also the most pleasurable to read… The Picture of Dorian Gray is a haunting, beautiful and important novel.—Michael Ruffles, The Bangkok Post

Now, for the first time, we can read the version that Wilde intended… Both the text and Nicholas Frankel’s introduction make for fascinating reading.—Sadie Stein, Paris Review

The Picture of Dorian Gray is just as spine tingling, relevant, and original now as it was in 1891. From the compelling story to the musicality of the prose to the symbolism, The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray is a great read.—Catherine Ramsdell, PopMatters

Oscar Wilde just got a little wilder.—Marcia Kaye, The Toronto Star

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