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In this celebrated work, his only novel, Wilde forged a devastating portrait of the effects of evil and debauchery on a young aesthete in late-19th-century England. Combining elements of the Gothic horror novel and decadent French fiction, the book centers on a striking premise: As Dorian Gray sinks into a life of crime and gross sensuality, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait grows day by day into a hideous record of evil, which he must keep hidden from the world. For over a century, this mesmerizing tale of horror and suspense has enjoyed wide popularity. It ranks as one of Wilde's most important creations and among the classic achievements of its kind.
weak novel with no real plot. almost no escelation in action and finishes very abruptly. oscar wilde did include some intrsting thoughts and philoshpy in the book however which is... Read morePublished 4 months ago by elliot wilson
This fascinating story of extreme narcissism and moral dilemna provides food for thought on the author's strange and sometimes twisted views on society as played out by the... Read morePublished on May 25 2004
Innocent and young Dorian Gray is seduced by some bad influences, and taught to worship youth, beauty, and sensation. Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2003 by Silas Traitor
Oscar Wilde was shunned by the public after publishing The Picture of Dorian Gray. It is a beautifully written book and is as much a work of art as an elegantly painted... Read morePublished on March 15 2003 by K. Mandalovic
Gray is a beautiful young man who after seeing his portrait wishes that the painting ages rather than his own face. Read morePublished on Dec 21 2002 by David A. Riley
After letting his friend Basil Hallward paint a portrait of him, Dorian Gray makes a wish to the heavens above that the the picture would take on all his sins and showings of age... Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2001 by Chelsey P.