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Published: 17 April 2008

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780199535989

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

New Edition

Oscar Wilde
Edited by Joseph Bristow

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new edition that draws on the scholarship of the Oxford English Texts edition for both text and editorial apparatus.
  • Reproduces the critically established 1891 text from the OET edition.
  • Joseph Bristow's introduction draws on the wealth of scholarship of the last 15 years to provide the most up-to-date exploration of the novel's composition, Wilde's revisions for the 1891 edition, critical approaches, and the reputation of the novel since publication.
  • Textual notes will show important variants.
  • Full explanatory notes identify Wilde's sources.
  • Up-to-date bibliography.

New to this Edition:

  • The text is derived from the OET edition, which prints a critically established version of the 1891 first book edition.
  • New, fuller introduction drawing on the OET edition which considers the important differences between the 1890 and 1891 texts, Wilde's range of sources, significant critical approaches to the novel and its reputation since 1891.
  • Textual notes including important variants.
  • New explanatory notes.
  • New Bibliography.

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