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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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
I really think its Childish...of course...why aren't he exhibiting it???
Okay that is the sort of thing that happens to me all the time. My friend will be like 'I like this person but now you have to stay away from them so you don't cause any mischief' and then the person will walk over and start talking to me
Nich-Wise Nich-Wise May 26
There’s something weirdly comforting in knowing that people acting pretty much exactly the same back in the 1800s as they do in the 2010s.