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Picture of Dorian Gray and Three Stories

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ISBN-10: 0451530454

ISBN-13: 9780451530455

Edition: 2007

Authors: Oscar Wilde, Peter Raby, Gary Schmidgall, Gary Schmidgall

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LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME THE HAPPY PRINCE THE BIRTHDAY OF THE INFANTA In Dorian Gray, Wilde's full-length novel, a fashionable young man sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Also included in the volume are three of the Irish master storyteller's short works.
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Book details

List price: $4.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.352
Language: English

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