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[Article] The Picture of Dorian Gray: art, ethics and the artist

Dark desires and forbidden pleasure are at the centre of The Picture of Dorian Gray. Greg Buzwell examines the interplay between art and morality in Oscar Wilde’s novel, and considers its use of traditional Gothic motifs as well as the theories of the new aesthetic movement.

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The picture was lifeless

Book review: The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The story, if told in a single line, would sound fantastic, but the book itself isn’t. 229 more words

Book Reviews

Favourite Short Books

Medium-size books are usually at the top of my preferences. I love to fully immerse myself in the characters’ world and find that easier when a story lasts for longer than just a couple of hundred pages. 447 more words


Book-It’s THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY: Beyond the Theatre

Book-It Repertory Theatre presents THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY by Oscar Wilde, adapted by Judd Parkin and directed by Victor Pappas, from June 6 to July 1, 2018. 243 more words


Oscar Wilde says:

“You will always
be fond of me.
I represent to you
all the sins that
you never had the
courage to commit.”

Reading Classic Challenge #1

Hi again. I am not a big fan of classics. Mostly because I don’t get the conversations and the English is too weird. However, classics have a place in English Literature and I want to explore everything as a book-worm. 446 more words


Three-Day Quote Challenge #2

Yesterday I was nominated for the three-day quote challenge by the very kind Tales from the Mind of Kristian; please do check out his blog. 220 more words