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The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
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He cried.

6 years, 5 months ago at Apr 15 18:13
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Considering the age of this book, I was quite mislead by the term 'cry/cried' throughout. A lesser educated person would have been ravaged with mind-boggling confusion.

I have a knack for writing down favourite quotes from the books I read. I couldn't do that with this text. This is by far the most beautifully written book I have ever laid my short-sighted eyes on.

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Manufacturer: Vintage Classics
Release date: 2 August 2007
ISBN-10 : 0099511142 | ISBN-13: 9780099511144
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"What is is about? It is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde.The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are beauty "


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KCenturion posted a review 6 years, 5 months ago

He cried.

“Considering the age of this book, I was quite mislead by the term 'cry/cried' throughout. A lesser educated person would have been ravaged with mind-boggling confusion.

I have a knack for writing down favourite quotes from the books I read. I couldn't do that with this text. This is by far the most beautifully written book I have ever laid my short-sighted eyes on.

Every page had so much detail and wonder that I was close to jotting nearly all of it down on a seperate pad of paper. Oscar Wilde has my full respect and I intend to read more of his work.

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a tale trekking the life, beauty and scandal of Dorian G: as a young man he is picked up by a moderate & not so talented artist. The artist has found his muse in Gray and creates one” read more