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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.

O_O Wow...This hits me real deep, for real. Real art is Not a facade of people's strict opinions. It is about the passion of truth, the heart and soul, and the struggle that we define within ourselves. Refine in masterpieces.
Well said, well said *Clap, clap* We write with only emotion that interacts within us.
Aw very true indeed. CLASSIC LITERATURE. I've seen the movies, but I didn't know it'll be on here. Yayy!!
TRUTH. People can be so blinded by beauty, but beauty Will always thou it may rot while the soul fades and still lives on. An ugly heart will lead to ruin, but a true gracious heart knows it's destiny. What a brilliant author!
PerhapsNo37 PerhapsNo37 Jun 10
I started reading this an never got to finish but I know for a fact his writing is very beautiful and descriptive
Love how eloquent Wilde's writing is. It makes one believe they have all the time in the world just to observe the faintest of details. If anyone likes spoofs... there's a Fifty Shades of Dorian Gray XD