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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (read 12/2/14 - 25/2/14)

Packing for foreign ventures is always something which I find has the potential to present great conundrums as difficult choices must be made: with only so much space available in a suitcase for all the clothes, jewellery and lotions n’ potions which are seemingly indispensable in day to day life, how exactly is one to select the mere few articles which the limited dimensions facilitate? 1,395 more words

The Picture of Dorian Gray [1945]

“One of the great secrets of life. Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense and discover too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.”


This is where it all begins. I’m sitting in an uncomfortable metal desk chair, listening to the rapid styles of Hanz Zimmer with a glass of iced tea at my side, not knowing whether or not this is a complete waste of time. 149 more words


Dorian Gray

The tragedy of being beautiful, of wanting to remain beautiful and of growing out of this desire; can this be only what the book is about: so vapid, sterile and insignificant; what is it about this work that entrenches. 1,148 more words


Nine Books You Should Read

There’s nothing like curling up with a good book! In celebration of me getting David Wong’s John Dies at the End and This Book is Full of Spiders this week, I decided share a couple of my favorite books with you guys.  943 more words

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QUOTE: The Picture of Dorian Gray

“Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets.” ~page 247 of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde…

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Author: Oscar Wilde

Number of Pages: 254

Publisher: Random House: Modern Library

Release Date: 1890

“The tale of a youth whose features, year after year, retain the same appearance of innocent beauty while the shame of his abhorrent vices becomes mirrored on the features of his portrait.”

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