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  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: Ben Barnes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

By: Oscar Wilde
Narrated by: Ben Barnes
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This Penguin Classic is performed by Ben Barnes, star of the film adaptation of Dorian Gray, also known for his roles in Westworld and The Chronicles of Narnia. This definitive recording includes an Introduction by Robert Mighall.

Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence. The novel was a succès de scandale and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895. It has lost none of its power to fascinate and disturb.

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Ben Barnes has a most exquisite voice. I listened to the book in one sitting because it is thrilling and Wilde’s words supreme. I wish Wilde had escaped to Europe, America, alas…

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