All Verito Large Print Classics use a 16-point font on white executive format paper, resulting in an optimal 10 words (approx.) per line, for a comfortable reading experience ... The young, handsome Dorian Gray sits as subject for a portrait that is soon to become a metaphor for his degenerate lifestyle; for as fresh-faced Dorian spirals toward dissolution, it is the painting rather than the man that betrays the ravages of time. 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' is a morally ambivalent tale of vanity, decadence, and bloodshed that shocked Victorian Britain upon its publication in 1890. Subsequently toned down, it is presented here in its original incarnation.