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Established in 2007 by the Leatherby Libraries, the Community of Readers is the summer reading program for Chapman University. This program is open to everyone who has borrowing privileges at the Leatherby Libraries and a current library account, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Members select books from the Leatherby Libraries and receive prizes upon submission of their first review. The only requirement is that books must be obtained through the Leatherby Libraries.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

The Picture of Dorian Gray

TitleThe Picture of Dorian Gray
AuthorOscar Wilde
Call NumberPR5819.A2 F73 2011
Location2nd Floor Humanities
RatingHighly Recommended
Book ReviewThis was an incredibly enjoyable read that was made even better thanks to the wealth of interesting annotations and illustrations in this "uncensored" edition of Wilde's classic novel. This edition is what Wilde originally submitted to his publisher, which was then toned down for publication. Dorian's homosexuality is less subtext and more overt in this edition, as well as in Basil and Lord Henry's homoerotic obsession with him. I highly recommend this edition for next time anyone wants to read this classic.
Submitted ByDavid Carson
Department or MajorLeatherby Libraries
Chapman Emaildavcarso@chapman.edu

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