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The Picture of Dorian Gray - Review

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde First published in 1891; 2008 Penguin Classics edition Pages: 213 Genre: Philosophical novel, English literature

“The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden there came through the open door the heavy scent of lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn.” 818 more words


Oscar Wilde on the Relation of Poets to their Poetry

“The only artists I have known, who are perfectly delightful, are bad artists. Good artists exist simply in what they make, and consequently are perfectly uninteresting in what they are. 73 more words


December Wrap Up

December was a little bit of a strange reading month for me.  Whilst I really wanted to keep my reading up and to continue to read books that I was really excited to read, … 1,014 more words

Renee Ahdieh

UGGGHH! 2017 is coming to an End!

If you would have read my  2017 Book Challenge post, you would know that I have been in a race against time to complete ten books before year end. 492 more words

The Great Admissions Reading Challenge 2: Book 26: The Picture of Dorian Gray

While I like the writing style of Oscar Wilde and have enjoyed others of his books, I had a difficult time finishing The Picture of Dorian Gray… 155 more words


He rubbed his eyes, and came closer to the picture

A few passages that I have selected from ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde:

Two Cultures

Viewpoint: Seven books I won’t be reading again

Let’s buck the trend: over the next few weeks reviewers all over the blogsphere and beyond will be posting Christmas and end-of-year round-ups of their favourite books of 2017. 2,006 more words