An Imitation

Book - 2002
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It is 1981 and the Royal Broodmare, as Henry Wotton calls her, is about to be married. Wotton, an uneasy homosexual and an egregious drug-addict, and his friend Baz have found a remarkable young man Dorian Gray, the epitome of male beauty. 16 years later and the Princess is dead. As the stock market soars and their T-cell counts plummet, what has happened to Henry and Baz? And how does Dorian remain so youthful? Will Self's excoriating new novel is set against the AIDS crises of the '80s and '90s, and is a shameless reworking of our most shameless classic novel.
Publisher: London ; New York : Viking, 2002.
ISBN: 9780670889969
Branch Call Number: SELF
Characteristics: 277 p. ; 24 cm.


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FavouriteFiction Sep 30, 2009

A modern adaptation of Oscar Wilde's Picture of Dorian Gray.


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FavouriteFiction Sep 30, 2009

Baz Hallward and his friends have ruined their health living to excess taking drugs and having sex. They encounter a unsullied beautiful young man Dorian Gray, who appears to be unaffected by his lifestyle.

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