Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was a writer, playwright, and poet. Though considered by many today as an icon of sexual "liberation", his work shows great moral depth often overlooked by modern readers. Ignatius Press publishes a critical edition of his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, as well as a biography of him by Joseph Pearce, The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde.
In true Faustian tradition The Picture of Dorian Gray tells the tale of a young man who sells his soul to the devil in return for youthful immortality, only to discover that the “devil’s bargain” is no bargain at all. “What does it profit a man if he gain the… Read more »