The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde7.86

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is a masterpiece of aestheticism and a moral parable.

Dorian Gray is a young man of impossible physical beauty whose portrait – painted by the artist Basil Hallward – becomes connected on an occult level with the workings of his soul. Drawn into a corrupt and sensual life by the dissolute Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian remains young and beautiful, while the painting ages in his stead, ultimately becoming a monstrosity.

Interwoven throughout is the author's brilliant commentary on beauty, art, love, and always, stunning wit.

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Release date: 1891
Genres: horror
Average rating: 7.86/10
Total ratings: 154
Updated: September 07, 2010