The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


“Wilde is one of the happy few who do not need the approval of the critic, nor even, sometimes, the approval of the reader for the pleasure he gives us is constant and irresistible.” JORGE LUIS BORGES

“[Wilde] was a great artist…he wrote to please his own wild intellect.” G.K. CHESTERTON

“Wilde was the greatest talker of his time.” WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

“If, with the literate, I am impelled to try an epigram, I never seek to take the credit. We all assume that Oscar said it.” DOROTHY PARKER

ABOUT THE BOOK: Originally published in 1890, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a cautionary tale of what happens when a beautiful young man tries to cheat fate and never age.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish author who wrote plays, children’s stories, poetry, essays, and books. Renowned for originality and wit, Wilde is best remembered for his play The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) and novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890).

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is available in a new edition from Sugar Skull Press at

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