The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Written by Gracie Cooper. Posted in Books

The famous adage ‘be careful what you wish for may come true’ is illustrated in Oscar Wilde’s novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. In the Victorian London, Dorian Gray receives the gift of eternal youth and makes free use of this. Adventures with the ladies with the best reputation, but also with the lowest condition, dizzy nights in opium, cold-blooded murders, leave no trace on the cheek of the seductive gentleman.

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It will be hard not to fall in love with Dorian. Admirably, Dorian defies the common sense and scandalizes the high society of British, not refusing the sensory pleasures. One chapter is entirely dedicated to the description of Dorian’s passions. The portrait can be analyzed from the perspective of a man’s love for another man. Two characters, the painter Basil Hallward and his friend, Lord Henry Wotton revolves around Dorian, they watch him, love him. Their perspective is the one through which we also watch him.

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a classic novel and if curiously you have not already read it grab it as soon as possible and enjoy it.