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The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are beauty and fulfillment of the senses. Realizing that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian expresses his desire to sell his soul to ensure the portrait Basil has painted would age rather than himself. Dorian's wish is fulfilled, plunging him into debauched acts. The portrait serves as a reminder of the effect each act has upon his soul, with each sin displayed as a disfigurement of his form, or through a sign of aging. This reading uses the 20-chapter 1891 version of Wilde's novel. (Summary by Wikipedia)Cast:NARRATOR - Martin GeesonLord Henry Wotton - David GoldfarbDorian Gray - Volunteer Basil Hallward - AnthonySibyl Vane - Miss AvariceJames Vane - David LawrenceDuchess of Monmouth - AvailleVictor - Martin GeesonFrancis - Simon PrideCab Driver - Simon PrideParker - Elizabeth KlettLord Fermor - AnthonyLady Agatha - SarahDuchess of Harley - Hannah HarrisSir Thomas Burdon - Terence TaylorMr. Erskine - Frank BookerMrs. Vandeleur - Mary-Beth BlackburnLady Henry - SusannaMrs. Vane - Arielle LipshawMrs. Leaf - Rebeka HarrisMr. Hubbard - Frank BookerAlan Campbell - Ernst PattynamaLady Narborough - Elizabeth KlettLady Ruxton - Mary-Beth BlackburnAdrian Singleton - Joseph LawlerWoman - Lucy PerrySir Geoffrey Clouston - Mark F. SmithGamekeeper - Martin GeesonGardener- Joseph LawlerYoung Man - Elizabeth KlettOld Gentleman - Mark F. SmithConstable - Joseph LawlerAudio edited by Arielle Lipshaw




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