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The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray An Annotated, Uncensored Edition By Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 Book - 2011

I was very excited to read this original version of Wilde’s “Dorian Gray.” Alas, I got the impression that, for the author, anyone who condemned Wilde’s homosexuality was deemed bad; the ones who approved of his conduct, were good… Besides, I do not like the title. The book was not "censored." Like all writers since the beginning of printed books, writers are urged by their editors/publishers to make changes to their books. Why would Wilde be an exception? He was writing to sell to the readers of his time; consequently he had to adapt to their tastes if he really wanted to sell! Incidentally, “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie has been factually censored—just try to find it in the original title! Yet, nobody wrote an “Uncensored Edition” of it—not to mention of the many other Christie’s books that have been censored by the Thought Police.

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