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ISBN-10 0205817890ISBN-13 9780205817894
ISBN-10 0321427130ISBN-13 9780321427137
Author(s): Andrew Elfenbein
Publisher: Longman
Copyright year: © 2007 Pages: 345

From the Longman Cultural Editions series, Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Longman Cultural Edition, edited by Andrew Elfenbein, presents the 1891 version of Wilde’s novel with detailed annotations drawing on contemporary writings about London.  It also presents a range of cultural contexts with information about the novel’s first reviews, aestheticism, Victorian treatments of sexuality and science, and parodies of the novel. 


Handsomely produced and affordably priced, the Longman Cultural Editions series presents classic works in provocative and illuminating contexts-cultural, critical, and literary. Each Cultural Edition consists of the complete text of an important literary work, reliably edited, headed by an inviting introduction, and supplemented by helpful annotations; a table of dates to track its composition, publication, and public reception in relation to biographical, cultural and historical events; and a guide for further inquiry and study.

The following Longman Cultural Editions are available now: Othello and the Tragedy of Mariam;Pride and Prejudice; Hamlet (Second Edition), Hard Times; Beowulf; King Lear; The Merchant of Venice; Northanger Abbey; Emma;A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and The Wrongs of Woman, or Maria; Heart of Darkness, the Man Who Would Be King, and Other Works on Empire; Frankenstein (Second Edition).

Forthcoming titles include: The Castle of Otranto and The Man of Feeling, Keats, Wuthering Heights,and Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2.

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