Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

A level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Jill Nevile.

‘When we are happy, we are always good’, says Lord Henry, ‘but when we are good, we are not always happy.’

Lord Henry’s lazy, clever words lead the young Dorian Gray into a world where it is better to be beautiful than to be good; a world where anything can be forgiven – even murder – if it can make people laugh at a dinner party.
75 printed pages

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    ‘My dear boy,’ said Lord Henry in his lazy voice, ‘no woman is extraordinarily clever. Women have nothing to say, but they say it beautifully.
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    Always!’ Lord Henry smiled. ‘What a terrible word! Women use it much too often. What does it mean? It’s today that is important
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    Then he added with a smile, ‘But it would be very interesting to meet a person who had murdered somebody.’

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