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Uncensored, Gay

Uncensored, Gay


Get ready to read The Picture of Dorian Gray -- the way Oscar Wilde intended to to be read. More than 120 years after the classic's initial release, the original version is about to be published, according to The Telegraph.

Before its serialized publication in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890, Wilde's editor made a number of changes to tone down the book's homoerotic content. References to the protagonist's lovers as "mistresses" and other "decadent" phrases were also removed.

One phrase from the original -- "it is quite true I have worshipped you with far more romance of feeling than a man should ever give to a friend" -- was changed to --"From the moment I met you, your personality had the most extraordinary influence on me."

Even with the changes, critics called the book "vulgar" and "unclean," and more passages were removed. Now, editor Nicholas Frankel says it's finally time to publish the original, and "bring it out of the closet" for a 21st century audience.

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