The Picture of Dorian Gray
Publisher: Public Domain Books
Pages no: 222
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Classic Literature
, 19th Century
When I began reading The Picture of Dorian Gray, I had a vague notion of what it was about. A friend of mine was reading it and thought we might be able to discuss it. Shortly after starting it I picked up on a certain style that I have come to really enjoy (Edith Wharton had it as well)--a sense of...
This book is amazing. I loved the eloquent words and descriptions, the story has always been captivating, and it was just a pleasure to read. It definitely is my second all-time favorite. If I had to say anything negative about it, it would just be that two instances of what really should have been ...
I haven't re-read this since I was sixteen and blown away by the lyrical prose. I just watched the clunky, campy 2009 film version and must re-read to wash the taste of horror clichees out of my brain.
OMG. Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. No, I'm not talking about Dorian--I'm talking about the mind fuck this novel was. Chilling, beautiful, creepy, evil... I need to wait for the novel to sink in before I write a review. Definitely a favorite.
Three stars...with reservations. This was not a comfortable read for me; in fact, it was quite difficult for me to finish. However, the difficulty did not arise because it was poorly executed; rather, it was so well done that I couldn't bear to watch the destruction of one man's soul.Oscar Wilde wri...