First published in response to the negative criticism surrounding the Lippincott's Magazine 1890 publication of The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde established a sequence of epigrams illustrating his manifest aestheticism (in footnotes 3). Later used as the Preface of the 1891 publication, ...
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Introduction. Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. Ed. Andrew Elfenbein. New York: Pearson Longman, 2007. xv-xxv. Print. Longman Cultural Edition.
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