The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray was a succès de scandale. Early readers were shocked by its hints at unspeakable sins and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895. Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray makes a Faustian bargain to sell his soul in... show more
The Picture of Dorian Gray was a succès de scandale. Early readers were shocked by its hints at unspeakable sins and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895. Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray makes a Faustian bargain to sell his soul in exchange for eternal youth and beauty. Under the influence of Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life, where he is able to indulge his desires while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only Dorian's picture bears the traces of his decadence. A knowing account of a secret life and an analysis of the darker side of late Victorian society. The Picture of Dorian Gray offers a disturbing portrait of an individual coming face to face with the reality of his soul. @MajorLeagueAesthole Sadly my beauty will one day cease. Perhaps I could preserve it by having the doc pull and staple the skin of my face? No. A silly thought. People seem put off by my self-absorption. But I can’t help but tell the truth about my excellence! It is important to be earnest, isn’t it? From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
Publish date: February 4th 2003
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 252
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Classic Literature
, 19th Century
I’ll keep this review short as I find it incredibly difficult to review classics. It’s so hard to know what to say about books so highly regarded, regardless of whether I agree. Everyone surely knows the story of The Picture of Dorian Gray, a young man who sells his soul (or you could say trades i...
I don´t think I can add something new to the dozens of reviews out there, so I will keep it brief. The Picture of Dorian Gray is dark, twisted, brilliant and has some great characters, that are an absolute joy to dislike. One of my favorite classics. This book has been tagged as gothic on goodread...
I really liked this classic, and that ending was amazing.Sometimes, when i read a classic in English instead of my own language, I find it hard to follow the story, because of the writing style and the 'old' words. But not with this one. I found the sentences beautiful, and easy to read. In the back...
German and english review Ich finde die Klassiker sind einfach immer irgendwie am schwersten zu bewerten. Aber ich muss sagen, dass es eines von den "alten Büchern" ist, dass sich wirklich richtig gut hat lesen lassen und durch das ich relativ schnell geflogen bin und auch alles gut verstanden h...
Dorian Gray jest człowiekiem młodym, przystojnym. Świat stoi przed nim otworem. Poznaje on Henryka w czasie, gdy jego obraz jest kończony przez Bazylego. Słysząc pochwały na temat swojego wyglądu, wypowiada życzenie. Życzenie to ma wpływ na jego życie. Ale o tym nie wie od razu. Dowiaduje się po pew...
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