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.