The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde audiobook

The Picture of Dorian Gray

By Oscar Wilde
Dramatized by David Llewellyn
Performed by Alexander Vlahos , Miles Richardson , Marcus Hutton , and a full cast

Big Finish Productions
3.25 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781781782613

When Dorian Gray, a young man about town, makes this wish, he begins a life of hedonism and debauchery. Soon enough, his deception and deceit claim innocent victims, and the only evidence of his misdeeds is a long-forgotten portrait in his attic …

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A Literary Hub Pick of Great Irish Novels Not Set in Ireland

When Dorian Gray, a young man about town, makes this wish, he begins a life of hedonism and debauchery. Soon enough, his deception and deceit claim innocent victims, and the only evidence of his misdeeds is a long-forgotten portrait in his attic …

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Author Bio: Oscar Wilde

Author Bio: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born in Dublin. He won scholarships to both Trinity College, Dublin, and Magdalen College, Oxford. In 1875, he began publishing poetry in literary magazines, and in 1878, he won the coveted Newdigate Prize for English poetry. He had a reputation as a flamboyant wit and man-about-town. After his marriage to Constance Lloyd in 1884, he tried to establish himself as a writer, but with little initial success. However, his three volumes of short fiction, The Happy Prince, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, and A House of Pomegranates, together with his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, gradually won him a reputation as a modern writer with an original talent. That reputation was confirmed and enhanced by the phenomenal success of his society comedies: Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest, all performed on London’s West End stage between 1892 and 1895. In 1895, he was convicted of engaging in homosexual acts, which were then illegal, and sentenced to two years imprisonment with hard labor. He soon declared bankruptcy, and his property was auctioned off. In 1896, he lost legal custody of his children. When his mother died that same year, his wife Constance visited him at the jail to bring him the news. It was the last time they saw each other. In the years after his release, his health deteriorated. In November 1900, he died in Paris at the age of forty-six.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 3.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English