"The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray" is published

120 years after The Picture of Dorian Gray was submitted for publication in Lippincott"s Magazine, the uncensored version was published in paperback. It restores 500 words to the 1890 edition, and many of those words revolved around the subject of same-sex love. Wilde's publisher censored these words with a pencil when he first read the tyescript for fears that the readers would find it "offensive".

A sample cut: “There was something tragic in a friendship so colored by romance, something infinitely tragic in a romance that was at once so passionate and so sterile.”  (100)

A sample change: Hallward worshipped Dorian “with far more romance of feeling than a man should ever give to usually gives to a friend.” (147)

A sample deletion: “There was love in every line, and in every touch there was passion. 

"He  [Stoddart] took out the entire line about Hallward worshipping Dorian and several sentences that followed, including: “Somehow, I had never loved a woman. I suppose I never had time.” He took out a line that read, “I quite admit that I adored you madly, extravagantly, absurdly,” and replaced it with, “I was dominated, soul, brain and power by you. You became to me the visible incarnation of that unseen ideal whose memory haunts us artists like an exquisite dream.” 

- Ruth Franklin's review in the New Republic


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