The Context of Invention: Suggested Origins of "Dorian Gray"

  title={The Context of Invention: Suggested Origins of "Dorian Gray"},
  author={Donald L. Lawler and Charles E. Knott},
  journal={Modern Philology},
  pages={389 - 398}
Our purpose in studying Wilde's invention of The Picture of Dorian Gray is somewhat different from that of the conventional source study. Necessarily, it stops short of attempting to weigh and measure all the ingredients which Oscar Wilde combined over the course of the nearly two years of writing and revising that went into the making of Dorian Gray. Our interest is limited to the resources available to Wilde in his own writing, till now largely ignored by scholars interested in the novel and… 
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