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THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
by Oscar Wilde | Read by Steven Crossley

Steven Crossley provides a riveting performance of Oscar Wilde’s classic tale of morality, hypocrisy, and depravity. Wilde’s subtle, ironic comments are handled with ease by Crossley. He delivers Dorian Gray’s fateful statement - -“If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old! . . . I would give my soul for that!” -- with all the flamboyance of the young British sophisticate. Crossley’s delivery of the lighthearted banter between nineteenth-century fashionable folk is musical; whereas, as Gray’s dissipation becomes evident, he creates spine-tingling horror. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine