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Horror hides behind an attractive face in The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde's tale of a notorious Victorian libertine and his life of evil excesses. Though Dorian's hedonistic indulgences leave no blemish on his ageless features, the painted portrait imbued with his soul proves a living catalogue of corruption, revealing in its every new line and lesion the manifold sins he has committed. Desperate to hide the physical evidence of his unregenerate spirit, Dorian will stop at nothing--not even ...
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Horror hides behind an attractive face in The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde's tale of a notorious Victorian libertine and his life of evil excesses. Though Dorian's hedonistic indulgences leave no blemish on his ageless features, the painted portrait imbued with his soul proves a living catalogue of corruption, revealing in its every new line and lesion the manifold sins he has committed. Desperate to hide the physical evidence of his unregenerate spirit, Dorian will stop at nothing--not even murder--to keep his picture's existence a secret.
 
A scandalous story when it was first published in 1890, Wilde's novel is acknowledged a landmark of literature today and a tale emblematic of its time. This exquisite collectible edition features an elegant bonded-leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive stained edging, and decorative marbled endpapers. It's the perfect gift for book-lovers and an artful addition to any home library.

An incredibly handsome young man in Victorian England retains his youthful appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption.

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These inexpensive Collectible Editions are Barnes & Noble exclusives, only available in our stores and on our website. Each of these novels is by any standard a classic; from Oscar Wilde's ominous The Picture of Dorian Gray and Bram Stoker's eerie Dracula to the strange human mysteries of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights and the nuanced social satire of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Attractively bound and exquisitely readable, these Barnes & Noble Bargain deluxe classics boast a price less than many, if not most paperbacks. Frugal shoppers can fetch even greater savings by purchasing the handsome boxed set, containing all six leatherbound hardcovers for just $70.00! Arguably the best buy of the month.

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  • Posted March 12, 2015

    When I bought this book it was purely for how beautiful it was a

    When I bought this book it was purely for how beautiful it was and that made what it was about all the better. Wonderful book, excellent quality, there isn't a better way to read this story than from a fine crafted leather bound version than this, really, if you like this book then order this version. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2014

    I love the story and the ideas it puts forward. Not to mention t

    I love the story and the ideas it puts forward. Not to mention that this edition is beautiful to look at.

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  • Posted September 30, 2014

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    This story is a marvelous reflection of Victorian society and it

    This story is a marvelous reflection of Victorian society and its debates about aestheticism. Are beautiful things and people of value simply because of their appearance? Is beauty a valid quality by which to judge people? The Victorians were truly dazzled by appearance and splendid presentation, and obsessed with tiny details of social life... I'd say Wilde's response is obvious to readers.
    Wilde examines the value of 'mere' beauty by telling the story of Dorian Gray, a physically perfect specimen who, upon viewing his latest portrait, becomes quite enamoured of his young, handsome self and deeply regrets that aging will diminish his current perfection.
    Dorian has a very influential friend who is also handsome, older and wiser, and who counsels Dorian to care only about himself, to exploit women, and indeed to exploit the innocence and naivete of all the young people he meets in society. Dorian grown to judge people by their appearance, their wealth, and other superficial characteristics. Leading his life in this way, of course, leads to a very ugly ending.

    This should be required reading in high school, when appearance seems to dominate everything. The Kardashians would not understand it. Thank you, Oscar, for a highly entertaining read.

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  • Posted December 19, 2013

    Perfect!

    I purchased this book as a gift for a friend (it is one of my favorites), and was sorely tempted to keep it myself. The book is gorgeous and does justice to the writing inside. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Highly recommended

    The Picture of Dorian Gray is an amazing book filled with so many ideas that make you question your own life and realky makes you think. There wete a few spots i gound a little hard to fallow but over all i loved the book .

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  • Posted May 31, 2013

    Excellent!A great writer a great read!

    I've owned this book in many formats over the years and I've always enjoyed reading Oscar Wilde. The Leatherbound Classic Series is a great value and a joy to own.

    sistina

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    I absolutely loved this book! My first ever by Oscar Wilde and I

    I absolutely loved this book! My first ever by Oscar Wilde and I was
    left deeply impressed. The development of Dorian Gray is as unmatched as
    the book itself. Easily the most beautiful book I own, i would buy this
    again any day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    I was excited to recieve this. I loved the story and fell in lov

    I was excited to recieve this. I loved the story and fell in love with this edition. The cover is beautiful (though the gold on the spine has worn a little) and the pages are thick and green-edged and error free. I recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    Very Much Enjoyed

    I really liked the story. I found it interesting. As for the others' reviews - I would like to point out that it was actually published as The Picture of Dorian Gray, not portrait. Also, the edges of the pages are green because the cover of Wuthering Heights is green and it's page edges are a purpley brown color. The tie the colors of these together -- like Jane Eyre and Dracula.

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  • Posted February 3, 2012

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    I just love this book, it's fantastic in all ways. The cover is so beautiful that you will want to keep it where everyone can see it. The story is well written and a classic. The leather is beautiful and the book is well bound.

    But spite that the book does have a few faults. For one thing I would have preferred the sides to be white or golden but not green. In my mind it just doesn't match the leather. Also the spelling. I've seen a couple grammar errors, most minor but I was quite surprised seeing the icelandic letter Æ, me being Icelandic.

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  • Posted January 11, 2012

    Wonderful Book

    First, the only thing that I will say is that when I first read this story by Oscar Wilde, the title was "The Portrait of Dorian Gray." It is a little odd that they would change the title of a classic, but perhaps the first edition I read was the one that was mistaken. This bit of confusion is the reason for my 4 star rating instead of 5.

    The leather is beautiful, and the print is a great size for those of us who have or have family that cannot read small print. The quality of the pages themselves is nice as well. It is a thick and sturdy book. However, just because it is a good quality book that does not mean it does not require the standard care such as a dry, humidity controlled room away from where one dines. Because the cover is leather, it will shrink when it comes in contact with water, which will cause a tear in it. :) Just keep that in mind.

    NOW TO THE STORY. I find the story quite captivating. Dorian Gray at first is seen as this young man of perfect society and upbringing, the classic Victorian man. However, Wilde does not sugarcoat anything. He criticizes the beautiful society and shows the hideous side that is right under everyone's jabot (well, mostly just Dorian's and his cruel interactions with those around him). The beginning I feel is a little slow moving, but that is supposed to be expected in order to establish the setting and the characters. Oscar Wilde is a brilliant author and though this story does not showcase his dry and witty humor as much as his other works, it has stood the test of time and is a great example of just pure, wonderful writing.

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  • Posted March 16, 2011

    Fantastic!

    I have always wanted to ready this book for a great many years. When I saw this cover I said to myself "I want to plotz". The cover is so unique, it is a match for the Beautiful Dorian Gray himself. When I was reading this leather bound book, I felt like I was being transported back into the Victorian era. This book is beautifully crafted and the story is masterfully written. Mazel Tov to Barnes and Noble for making a classic I will cherish. I am looking forward to many more leather classics like this!

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