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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde

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Electronic edition compiled by Emma Ryan

Funded by University College, Cork

2. Second draft, revised and corrected.

Proof corrections by Margaret Lantry, Emma Ryan

Extent of text: 80680 words


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There is not as yet an authoritative edition of Wilde's works.


    Select editions
  1. The writings of Oscar Wilde (London; New York: A. R. Keller & Co. 1907) 15 vols. Vol. 2: The Picture of Dorian Gray.
  2. Robert Ross (ed), The First Collected Edition of the Works of Oscar Wilde (London: Methuen & Co. 1908). 15 vols. Reprinted Dawsons: Pall Mall 1969.
  3. Complete works of Oscar Wilde (Glasgow: HarperCollins, 1994).
  4. Isobel Murray (ed), The Picture of Dorian Gray (London 1974).
    Early editions of Dorian Gray
  1. Lippincott's Monthly Magazine July 1890 (London: Ward, Lock & Co. Simultaneously pubd. in Philadelphia: J.-B. Lippincott Co.
  2. A preface to "Dorian Gray", Fortnightly Review, March 1 (1891). London: Chapman & Hall.
  3. With the Preface and Seven additional chapters (London; New York; Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co. [n.d.]).
  4. (Paris; Brussels: Charles Carrington 1901) Also pubd. 1905, 1908.
    Select bibliography
  1. 'Notes for a bibliography of Oscar Wilde', Books and book-plates (A quarterly for collectors) 5, no. 3 (April 1905), 170-183.
  2. Karl E. Beckson, The Oscar Wilde encyclopedia (New York: AMS Press 1998). AMS Studies in the nineteenth century 18.
  3. Richard Ellmann; John Espey, Oscar Wilde: two approaches: papers read at a Clark Library seminar, April 17, 1976 (Los Angeles: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California 1977).
  4. Richard Ellmann, Oscar Wilde at Oxford: a lecture delivered at the Library of Congress on March 1, 1983 (Washington, DC: Library of Congress 1984).
  5. Richard Ellmann, Oscar Wilde: a biography (London: Hamilton 1987).
  6. Juliet Gardiner, Oscar Wilde: a life in letters, writings and wit (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1995).
  7. Frank Harris, Oscar Wilde, including My memories of Oscar Wilde, by George Bernard Shaw and an introductory note by Lyle Blair (London: Robinson, 1992).
  8. Rupert Hart-Davis (ed), Selected letters of Oscar Wilde (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1979).
  9. Rupert Hart-Davis (ed), More letters of Oscar Wilde (London: Murray 1985).
  10. Vyvyan Beresford Holland, Oscar Wilde: a pictorial biography (London: Thames & Hudson 1960).
  11. H. Montgomery Hyde, Oscar Wilde: a biography (London: Methuen 1977).
  12. Andrew McDonnell, Oscar Wilde at Oxford: an annotated catalogue of Wilde manuscripts and related items at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, including many hitherto unpublished letters, photographs and illustrations (A. McDonnell 1996). Limited edition of 170 copies.
  13. Stuart Mason, Bibliography of Oscar Wilde (London: E. G. Richards 1907). Also pubd. New York 1908, London 1914 in 2 vols. Repr. of 1914 edition: New York: Haskell House 1972.
  14. E. H. Mikhail, Oscar Wilde: an annotated bibliography of criticism (London: Macmillan 1978). Also pubd. Totowa NJ: Rowman & Littlefield 1978.
  15. Thomas A. Mikolyzk, Oscar Wilde: an annotated bibliography (Westport CT: Greenwood Press 1993). Bibliographies and indexes in world literature, 38.
  16. Norman Page, An Oscar Wilde chronology (London: Macmillan 1991).
  17. Richard Pine, The thief of reason: Oscar Wilde and modern Ireland (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1996).
  18. Hesketh Pearson, The Life of Oscar Wilde (London 1946).
  19. Horst Schroeder, Additions and corrections to Richard Ellmann's Oscar Wilde (Braunschweig: H. Schroeder 1989).
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. The Picture of Dorian Gray. Oscar Wilde [251 pp] Simpkin, Marshall Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd.London ([1913])


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Created: By Oscar Wilde (1854-1900). (1890)

Use of language

Language: [EN] The text is in English.
Language: [FR] Some words and phrases are in French.
Language: [LA] Some words and phrases are in Latin.
Language: [IT] Some words and phrases are in Italian.
Language: [QU] Three words are in Quechuan.
Language: [DE] One word is in German.
Language: [JP] One word in transliterated Japanese.

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