The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde’s typescript of his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray,
remained unpublished until 2011, when it appeared under the title The
Picture of Dorian Gray: An Annotated, Uncensored Edition as part of
Harvard University Press’s annotated series of classic literary works. Like
The Picture of Dorian Gray: An Annotated, Uncensored Edition, this
paperback edition is based on the typescript submitted by Wilde to
Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine in 1890, whereupon an alarmed J. M.
Stoddart, the magazine’s editor, quickly determined the novel, at least in its
present form, would offend the sensibilities of his readership.