The Picture of Dorian Gray
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Dorian is a good-natured young man until he discovers the power of his own exceptional beauty. As he gradually sinks deep into a frivolous, glamorous world of selfish luxury, he apparently remains physically unchanged by the stresses of his corrupt lifestyle and untouched by age. But up in his attic, hidden behind a curtain, his portrait tells a different story.
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Entertaining and thought-provoking
I recommend. Not too long a read and there are slow parts, but even if you dpnt always like classics this has some page-turning moments. I recommend the cliff notes to fully appreciate it.
Dark, mystifying, and beautiful
This novel is truly dark with heavy themes and deep issues. I enjoyed it immensely, Wilde's narrative was truly compelling, and the characters were original. Witty dialogue helped keep the story lively, and almost comic at times. A great classic, but one that needs to be read with discernment lest the reader be enticed by the darkness in beauty and shallowness of pleasure. A great deal can be learned from this book if you choose to ponder it.
Great book! A must read!
Still stands the test of time. A little slow in the beginning, but once you are in it you can't put it down. What a lesson in vanity and morality. As one can never escape their sins completely