In the Longsellers collection, you will find the most read and loved books of all time. Published in 1890, The Picture of Dorian Gray, became a classic whenever we talk about about the superficial nature of social relationships and escapism through beauty and art. The story is about Dorian Gray, a young man of high society, who makes a dark pact to have eternal youth while the painting with his portrait ages. Over time, his life of immoralities and abuses turns the picture into a monster. Wilde's only novel, it was subject to much controversy and criticism in its time but has come to be recognized as a classic of gothic literature. Oscar Wilde was famous in the 1890s for his very popular plays. Wilde, who was homosexual, would also become known for being prosecuted for "indecent behavior," a charge for which he was convicted and imprisoned between the years 1895 and 1897. This book also contains the essays Art And Morality, by Stuart Mason, and Biographical Summary, by Arthur Ransome. With this extra content the reader will find a greater understanding of the personal life, the historical context, and the polemics of this great author. We hope you'll love this book as much we do, and don't forget to check the rest of the collection for more beloved classics.