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The Annotated Picture of Dorian Gray
Nicholas Frankel, Virginia Commonwealth University
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The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray (Book)
Title: The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
Editor: Nicholas Frankel
Abstract: The Picture of Dorian Gray is presented here in its rare original incarnation, the overtly homoerotic Lippincott edition, with an appendix sampling Wilde’s later revisions. Also included is a brilliant introduction by Jeremy Reed, detailing the two editions and realigning the book’s position in the history of subversive underground fiction.
With its outré elements of homosexuality, drug abuse and supernatural horror, The Picture of Dorian Gray remains Wilde’s most extreme creation, whilst also containing many of the mordant epigrams for which he is most renowned. It is a true classic of renegade literature.
Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Type: Edited Volume
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes