The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde's only novel, perhaps because he realized that he could never again equal this timeless masterpiece. It is a unique work, both thought-provoking and horrifying. It vacillates between seemingly aimless conversation and riveting narrative in telling the story of a young man's quest for eternal youth and beauty, a quest that ends in scandal and depravity. It has been adapted numerous times for television, film, and the stage.
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse was an Englishman who wrote novels, collections of short stories, and musical theatre. He enjoyed enormous success during a seventy career but is known today mostly for his humorous tales of Jeeves and his somewhat dim-witted but rich employer, Bertie Wooster. Wodehouse managed to create multiple layers of comedic complications as Jeeves strove to rescue his "young master" from various entanglements. Five of the earliest and freshest of the Jeeves and Bertie stories are collected in this volume.