The Picture of Dorian Gray

February 2, 2009

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So I just finished the book The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.  I won’t call the story a time honored classic in my mind, but I do think Wilde was  better at describing a setting then many of his contemporaries.   The main problems I had is that we don’t explore the revelation later on the Sybil Vane is still alive.   We also do not learn of all of his crimes.   The story is about his thought process and his obsession of the painting wearing all the sins and age instead of himself.    If you have a spare weekend I suggest you pick this up if you want some literature from the end of the 19th century.

If you interested in a physical copy you can pick it up here, otherwise here is the Project Gutenberg link for the free digital copy.

3 thoughts on “The Picture of Dorian Gray

  1. I'm very particular about what I read so I can't say I have truly enough
    exposure to say he writes more descriptively then writers of today. He can
    spin a good tale and Dorian Gray was one of those.

  2. I'm very particular about what I read so I can't say I have truly enough
    exposure to say he writes more descriptively then writers of today. He can
    spin a good tale and Dorian Gray was one of those.

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