View all 70 comments. I didn’t think it would be so dark, so I was pleasantly surprised. It left me speechless. Every impulse that we strive to strangle broods in the mind and poisons us. In the end, there was no value to what he experienced. I felt annoyed at how these characters were so obviously not straight.

It’s always wonderful to read it though. Nothing can cure the soul, but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul. Or were newly underlined on the second pass through. It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself. With the change of gear in the book, we find that Oscar can come out with some quite extraordinary sentences. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet, and author of numerous short stories, and one novel. Feb 10, Paula rated it it was ok. Is this really debauchery?

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a hard book to review. It’s chocolate ice cream with cherries on top. His performance here was amazing.

One can’t stand other people having the same faults as ourselves. It has been said that the great events of the world take place in the brain.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

onpine Although Gray appears genuinely interested in changing his ways as he spends time with Emily, matters are complicated when he is confronted by Jim, who continues to seek vengeance for his sister’s death.

Emily pleads with Gray for the key, but Gray instead confesses his love for her and turns his back as Lord Henry drags his daughter out of the burning mansion. But, for Dorian it is completely life changing.


Modern Library first published June 20th I really rather enjoyed this. Tahsin Oh I can’t wait to read your review. Lady Victoria Wotton Nathan Rosen Every impulse that we strive to strangle broods in the mind and poisons us.

Harry Wotton Rainer Judd Oscar’s solitary novel is a gothic tale of a man who came to think that he could commit sin without consequence. Every time Lord Harry starts talking and believe me, he likes to talk he’s so witty. History to me, whomever wrote it, is theory, opinion and conjecture.

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View all 23 comments. Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Lord Henry’s friend, society artist Basil Hallward, paints a portrait of Gray to capture the full power of his youthful beauty. Cesar Ramirez Because it represents to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit. Everything he does is attributed to the painting, everything. For, as always, a price, a price both Oscar Wilde and Dorian Gray would pay the highest sacrifice.

This was a novel I couldn’t dismiss and treat as mere brain candy. Except, fi,m course, in the Church. This is probably true of all his writings.

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Wotton spells out the Faustian theme: While sitting for the painting, Doria As it had revealed to him his own body, so it would reveal to him his own soul. Being accountable for one’s own actions is a crucial aspect of self-development, at least in my humble opinion. Never having accomplished anything of value. The one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.


The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Both have nothing to onlline and morals disappear before the desire for immediate self-gratification in all things. Dorian Gray had been poisoned by a book. Themes exploring shallowness, selfishness, superficiality, hedonism, morality, and flaws of life and being human.

That would cut a fellow to the very quick, though, wouldn’t it. The flameless tapers stand where we had left them, and beside them lies the half-cut book that we had been studying, or the wired flower that we had worn at the ball, or the letter we had been afraid to read, or that we had read too often. If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old! Art portrrtul life and the act of representation. He is one of those writers who stamps his work with his distinct voice and style.

Share this Rating Title: But in his pen, it becomes a devilish dance, and, as in Balzac, it also proves to be fatal. Favorite film set in London Best of Both Worlds: Oscar Wilde was a man who held some very nasty views and only cared when extremely similar ones were turned upon himself.