The Picture of Dorian Gray
At the end of the 19th century, London was a city where you could find both the rich and the poor, beautiful and ugly things and good and bad people. Oscar Wilde shows us this world in this strange story. A young, handsome man, Dorian, is introduced to the idea of a world whose only value is beauty. But how can Dorian stop himself from getting old and ugly? Dorian makes a terrible wish. This wish comes true and Dorian enters into a world of beauty and pleasure but where there’s also fear and, in the end, murder.
In this reader you will find:
- Information about Oscar Wilde
- A section focusing on background and context
- A glossary of difficult words
- Comprehension and grammar activities including B1 Preliminary style exercises and 21st century skills activities
- Final test