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Picture of Dorian Gray

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ISBN-10: 0194791262

ISBN-13: 9780194791267

Edition: 3rd 1989 (Revised)

Authors: Oxford University Press Staff, Jennifer Bassett, Oscar Wilde, Jill Nevile

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The 'Oxford Bookworms Library' extends the range of activities and teaching support of 'Oxford Bookworms' and includes in each book an activities section of 'Before Reading', 'While Reading' and 'After Reading' exercises. The six stages offer stories at different levels of ability.
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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.76" long x 0.20" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

Flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. He was born to a middle-class Irish family (his father was a surgeon) and was trained as a scholarship boy at Trinity College, Dublin. He subsequently won a scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced by John Ruskin and Walter Pater, whose aestheticism was taken to its radical extreme in Wilde's work. By 1879 he was already known as a wit and a dandy; soon after, in fact, he was satirized in Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience. Largely on the strength of his public persona, Wilde undertook a lecture tour to the United States in 1882, where he saw his play Vera…