The Picture of Dorian Gray
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The Picture of Dorian Gray

By Oscar Wilde
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The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890, printed as the July 1890 issue of this magazine.[1] The magazine's editors feared the story was indecent as submitted, so they censored roughly 500 words, without Wilde's knowledge, before publication. But even with that, the story was still greeted with outrage by British reviewers, some of whom suggested that Wilde should be prosecuted on moral grounds, leading Wilde to defend the novel aggressively in letters to the British press. Wilde later revised the story for book publication, making substantial alterations, deleting controversial passages, adding new chapters, and including an aphoristic Preface that has since become famous in its own right.

Table of Contents
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • by
  • Oscar Wilde
  • CONTENTS
    • THE PREFACE
    • All art is quite useless. OSCAR WILDE
    • CHAPTER 1
    • CHAPTER 2
    • CHAPTER 3
    • CHAPTER 4
    • CHAPTER 5
    • CHAPTER 6
    • CHAPTER 7
    • CHAPTER 8
    • CHAPTER 9
    • CHAPTER 10
    • CHAPTER 11
    • CHAPTER 12
    • CHAPTER 13
    • CHAPTER 14
    • CHAPTER 15
    • CHAPTER 16
    • CHAPTER 17
    • CHAPTER 18
    • CHAPTER 19
    • CHAPTER 20
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