THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY/
LE PORTRAIT DE DORIAN GRAY:
This unique book features paragraph by paragraph translations from English to French, allowing the reader to learn French vocabulary and sentence structure while enjoying a famous novel.
It is a fun and affordable way to learn a second language. Previous experience with French is recommended, but ambitious beginners are welcome to give it a try.
QUICK SYNOPSIS: "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is a psychological drama, involving issues of beauty, and sensualism, as well as guilt and remorse.
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About the Author
The ever-quotable Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet who delighted Victorian England with his legendary wit. He found critical and popular success with his scintillating plays, chiefly The Importance of Being Earnest, while his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, scandalized readers. Imprisoned for two years for homosexual behavior, Wilde moved to France after his release, where he died destitute.
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