Sunday, April 16, 2017

PaperBack



Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dell, 1953

7 comments:

Art Scott said...

The cover artist is Griffith Foxley.

Todd said...

I think my portrait would have to look worse than that to get the point across...

Don Coffin said...

Dear Abby,

So the cover shows a young, handsome man, and the reality is shown beside it. Wasn't the whole point that the portrait* aged, while Gray remained youthful-looking? Or is the cover illustration meant to be ironic or something?

"Confused," in Indiana.

Deb said...

Back in the day, I won several bets by asserting that the title is The PICTURE, not the PORTRAIT, of Dorian Gray.

Todd said...

One does tend to assume the common specific term is what Wilde meant...when he probably had a point to make...

Art Scott said...

Of course if you've seen the classic film, Foxley's version of the Gray-degenerated portrait is mild compared to the full-on, EC-horror-comic version done for the movie by one Ivan Le Lorraine Albright (thanks, IMDB).

RHovey, CA said...

Looks like they used the Brylcreem poster boy for this one