The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray is an example of Gothic fiction in which the great theme is Aestheticism and its relation between life, beauty, disillusions. The first version of this novel was published in the July 1890 edition of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine as a serial story, but the editors... show more
The Picture of Dorian Gray is an example of Gothic fiction in which the great theme is Aestheticism and its relation between life, beauty, disillusions. The first version of this novel was published in the July 1890 edition of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine as a serial story, but the editors censored the story because offended moral sensibilities. Only in the 1891 the editorial house Ward published in book form the original version of the novel. The story begins with a man, Basil Hallward, painting the portrait of Gray; the artist is infatuated with the protagonist. Dorian begins to think that only beauty is importance and so, distraught that his beauty will fade while the portrait stays beautiful, sell his soul and expresses a desire: only the painted image grows old while he stays beautiful and young.
Format: Kindle Edition
Publish date: 2014-10-20
Publisher: Infilaindiana Edizioni
Pages no: 141
Edition language: English
I have never read this one before now. I knew the bare bones of the story due to my high school English class having excerpts of the story. I guess I never wanted to read about a murdering guy who was too beautiful to live. Though I found parts of the story compelling, I found myself getting bored h...
⭐4.5 stars⭐You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
A friend of mine told me about The Picture of Dorian Gray and she is quite a fan of it. I wanted to read it as well, to see if it really was as good as she said. I enjoyed reading it. For me, it wasn't the best book I've ever read and there wasn't much surprise for me in it (my friend told me the...
OMMMFG.. i have no words to say how amazing this book its... it is just a book about life, how life should be... or not? hehe this book is fantastic omg, i highly recommend to anyone in this world! *_* i am amazed! so good end, so good characters, so much deepness in each sentence. The whole story ...
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...