Oscar Wilde

These exquisite and collectible editions are published as a part of Penguin’s beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series. Designed by the multi-award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, the series features editions that are bound in high-quality, colorful, and tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Mesmerized by the exquisite portrait of himself, Dorian Gray offers his soul in exchange for the promise of everlasting youth and beauty. He is drawn into a corrupt double life by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, in which he satisfies his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. His friend Lord Henry Wotton is a major influence on him. The only thing that shows the signs of his decadence is his portrait. The book was later used as evidence against Wilde in a trial that took place in 1895 at the Old Bailey in London. The novel was a scandalous success, and it retains all of its ability to captivate and unsettle its audience.