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Novel Prompt 3: Casting a Movie

If I were casting for a movie version of The Picture of Dorian Gray I would have Johnny Depp act as Dorian Gray, Nicholas Cage as Lord Henry Wotton, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Basil Hallward. 209 more words


Novel Prompt 6: Review of "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

Overall, I’d give The Picture of Dorian Gray a positive review. I found parts of the book difficult to read due the vocabulary, though the plot was very exquisite and had some interesting twists and turns. 202 more words


The Perfumes of Dorian Gray: Chapter Fifteen

“That evening at eight-thirty, exquisitely dressed, and wearing a large buttonhole of Parma violets, Dorian Gray was ushered into Lady Narborough’s drawing room by bowing servants.” 17 more words


Novel Prompt 2: Favorite Character

All in all, I don’t really have a favorite character. I generally like characters that I can relate too, have good morals, and/or are humble. Dorian Gray was narcissistic, shallow, evil, and had a massive ego. 346 more words


Quote for Today: Oscar Wilde

Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted, and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them, and we watch the dawn remaking the world in its antique pattern. 12 more words

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The Perfumes of Dorian Gray: Chapter Eleven

“And so he would now study perfumes and the secrets of their manufacture, distilling heavily scented oils and burning odorous gums from the East. He saw that there was no mood of the mind that had not its counterpart in the sensuous life, and set himself to discover their true relations, wondering what there was in frankincense that made one mystical, and in ambergris that stirred one’s passions, and in violets that woke the memory of dead romances, and in musk that troubled the brain, and in champak that stained the imagination; and seeking often to elaborate a real psychology of perfumes, and to estimate the several influences of sweet-smelling roots and scented pollen-laden flowers, of aromatic balms and of dark and fragrant woods, of spikenard that sickens, of hovenia that makes men mad and of aloes that are said to be able to expel melancholy from the soul.”


What I Learned from Dorian Gray

Hello all,

As an English student I – naturally – really like to read. Last night I finished reading The Picture of Dorian Gray, which also happens to be the first “classic” book that I’ve read without being told to by a teacher, ha! 499 more words