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Wilde-erness | The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.”

“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”

-Oscar Wilde


The Picture of Dorian Gray

Currently I’m up to chapter 5, and so far…this is what I expected from Wilde. The other stories written by Wilde (The Happy Prince & The Decay of Lying) encompasses both fantasy and realism…I love his use of imagery especially in The Decay of Lying. Great read!!!

The Picture of Dorian Gray - A summary

Set in the nineteenth century, the Picture of Dorian Gray takes us into the life of the ever youthful Dorian Gray, our main character, and his plunge into the depths of ignorance, indulgence, corruption and murder as the picture painted for him reveals his fate through a ghastly transformation. 918 more words


thought for the day.

“Conscience and cowardice are really the same things … Conscience is the trade-name of the firm. That is all.” ~ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray


“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated.

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#13 The Picture of Dorian Gray


Title: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde

Genre: Classic/wit/allegorical

Amazon List Price (at the time of writing): free on kindle… 355 more words

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