Unediting the Teaching Text | The Picture of Dorian Gray
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The Picture

of Dorian Gray

All art is quite useless


Oscar Wilde produced two versions of The Picture of Dorian Gray. The first one appeared in an American literary magazine in July 1890. This version has thirteen chapters and amounts to roughly 55,000 words. A London publisher brought out a revised and expanded version in April 1891. The second version contains six additional chapters and comes to approximately 70,000 words. In this module, we invite you to consider why Wilde revised aspects of his novel.


There are two editions of The Picture of Dorian Gray showcased on this site: the Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine edition of 1890 and the revised London edition  of 1891 .


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