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The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde
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Young and beautiful Dorian Gray wishes that a newly commissioned portrait would age in place of his splendid body. His wish is granted and the newfound lack of consequence attracts him to dark deeds and decadence. A classic fable about the dangers of outer splendor’s effects on inner loveliness.

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I loved how even though it was a dark subject and some chapters were very creepy, it still had sort of a witty style like his plays. Chapter 11 and 13 were my favourites. 11, because it was full of seriously decadant sentences. Even words I didn't know the meaning of sounded so beautiful. 13 because it made the book more creepy than I had expected.
 
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The most frightening part of this novel is the insight into the human condition it provides, how being unfettered by guilt leads to the complete corruption of the title character. The mouthpiece character Lord Henry beginning the novel with some of Wilde's most-often quoted epigrams, seemingly harmless enough at first but starting Dorian Gray on his spiral to the depths. A dark and sinister tale; perhaps the darkest element is the portrait of the upper classes it gives us, not just Dorian's.
 
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Nothing "daily" about it -- I found myself asking for tomorrow's subscription .. and they day after's ... again and again.
 
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I was incredibly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I heard of the book, but never really anything about the plot. I was a bit worried at the beginning, but it all changed, as did the story. I would throughly recommend this novel to anyone who wants a bit of mystery. A five-star novel.
 
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Constantly quoted and continuously parodied like only true classics are.
 
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I wonder how much of Dorian was Wilde's own beloved Bosie (Lord Alfred Douglas) and how much of himself was in the tortured artist that adored him. Lord Henry seemed to personify Wilde's own ideas about the workings of society, yet the artist, Hallward, seemed to represent his more heartfelt romanticisms...<br/><br/>The story itself is fascinating, though - an exploration into the morals of the time, the belief that sin will show itself on the face of the sinner and that our sins will be found out however we try to hide them.
 
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What an amazing book! It immediately got me hooked. There is so much attention to detail which makes it easy to get sucked into the story and makes you forget the &quot;real world&quot;. Easily one of the best books i've read, highly recommended!
 
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It´s a book very interesting, because make us thinking about the overvaluation of beauty (physical appearance), power, wealth and that the true beauty is inside us.
 
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Enjoyed finally reading this book.
 
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This book kept me interested to the end. Without giving it away I will say that the ending, in my opinion, was what I would have thought to be the best one. I loved creating the world of Dorian Gray in my mind as I read. I would recommend this book.
 
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Nov. 2, 2015
Loved Lord Henry's Character and the lines he says
 
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