The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)

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Oscar Wilde By OscarWilde Completed

"The Picture of Dorian Gray" 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 fulfilment of the senses.

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Oscar Wilde was the father of aestheticism what did all of you expect but satisfaction
I don't think intelligence ruins beauty. I agree with @Ilovecake12345. It has a certain charm
unrequited love.  Basil doesn't have any self respect.  He's given all of himself and finds pleasure in watching somebody disregard it. It's sort of true to everyone, I think
Jaslove200 Jaslove200 Jan 12
This is really form of the true meaning behide a art with a little twist behide who knows what will fall behide it meaning for true be on the pretty to it to is all but the mean beauty is inside us not infront of us.
Dorian is handsome and a jerk...kinda like almost every main male character in books
18livesfor16 18livesfor16 Dec 31, 2017
how is it that Im still alive after reading this masterpiece countless times