The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray

The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray

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by Oscar Wilde, Nicholas Frankel
     
 

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Over 120 years after Oscar Wilde submitted The Picture of Dorian Gray for publication, the uncensored version of his novel appears here for the first time in a paperback edition. This volume restores material, including instances of graphic homosexual content, removed by the novel’s first editor, who feared it would be “offensive” to Victorians.

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Over 120 years after Oscar Wilde submitted The Picture of Dorian Gray for publication, the uncensored version of his novel appears here for the first time in a paperback edition. This volume restores material, including instances of graphic homosexual content, removed by the novel’s first editor, who feared it would be “offensive” to Victorians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674071896
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
08/13/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
211,458
File size:
648 KB

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Meet the Author

Nicholas Frankel is Associate Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 16, 1854
Date of Death:
November 30, 1900
Place of Birth:
Dublin, Ireland
Place of Death:
Paris, France
Education:
The Royal School in Enniskillen, Dublin, 1864; Trinity College, Dublin, 1871; Magdalen College, Oxford, England, 1874

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The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray: A Reader's Edition 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is just a warning to prospective /paperback/nook customers - the digital version of this book is not "lavishly illustrated" and most shocking of all to me, Nicholas Frankel's extensive notes, which run alongside the text and which exceed the actual length of the novel itself, are not included! Yes, there are two rich scholarly introductions, replete with notes, and some three pages of notes to the actual text, but the "annotations" which have excited so much comment from reviewers are in fact missing from the kindle edition. After reading a number of reviews, I concluded that the actual text in its original form is not that great a revelation. What made this edition of interest to me were both the annotations and the 'lavish illustrations,' so praised by other reviewers. In fact Stonewall Riot Press has a complete, uncensored edition. The editor himself, JOHN MCARTHUR, praises Nicholas Frankel's annotations: "I was already at work on my edition of the text when I received my copy of Nicholas Frankel's P-book edition published in 2011 by Harvard University Press. Though I was somewhat dismayed at having been scooped, I could only admire the quality and thoroughness of Professor Frankel's scholarship. His notes, which run alongside the text, exceed it in length, and he also provides lavish illustrations and other resources. I heartily recommend this edition for readers seeking a scholarly edition for research purposes. I frankly cannot see how it can be superseded." Anyone looking for the complete "annotated and illustrated" version is advised to buy the hardback.
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