The Picture of Dorian Gray – Original Manuscript by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Original Manuscript by Oscar Wilde – SP Books publish limited edition copies of handwritten manuscripts, and their backlist includes The Great Gatsby and Frankenstein, which was released in February this year to commemorate the bicentennial of its original publication. Each volume is beautifully presented in a 14×10” deluxe iron gilded slipcase and printed using vegetal ink on high quality, environmentally friendly paper. Will be published 1,000 hand-numbered luxury editions of the autograph manuscript of Oscar Wilde’s only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. In the summer of 1889, American editor Joseph Stoddart came to London to solicit material for ​Lippincott’s Magazine and persuaded Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle to write a novel-length story for him. While Conan Doyle submitted his second Sherlock Holmes story, ​The Sign of Four, Wilde offered him the short story The Fisherman and His Soul, which was turned down by Stoddart as unsuitable – though it was later published in ​A House of Pomegranates. Undeterred, Wilde wrote back to Stoddart in December: ‘I have invented a new story, which is much better… and I am quite ready to set to work at once on it.’ By the following April, he had finished…

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