2021-10-16

The Picture of Dorian Gray Critical Edition: Original Unexpurgated 1890, 13-Chapter Version

This volume of Oscar Wilde's classic novel contains the original, overtly homoerotic version of the book that first appeared in 1890. Following the novel is a series of critical reviews along with letters that Wilde wrote in response, defending his work. A detailed list of the passages expurgated from this first edition is included, as well, along with an account of Wilde's trial, in which the prosecutor constantly refers, quite naturally, to the original edition in trying to portray Wilde as homosexual. Other material includes a foreword by John Cowper Powys that serves as an inspired defense of the genius of Wilde's personality and of Wilde himself...........Watersgreen House is an independent international book publisher with editorial staff in the UK and USA. One of our aims at Watersgreen House is to showcase same-sex affection in works by important gay and bisexual authors in ways which were not possible at the time the books were originally published. We also publish nonfiction, including textbooks, as well as contemporary fiction that is literary, unusual, and provocative. watersgreen.wix.com/watersgreenhouse


Book Details

Book Title: The Picture of Dorian Gray Critical Edition: Original Unexpurgated 1890, 13-Chapter Version

Book Author: Oscar Wilde

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ISBN: B08WK2L8H5