The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Book - 1988
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Baker & Taylor
The wish spoken by Dorian Gray as he looks at his portrait forms the basis of the plot of this story of a gilded hedonist who is willing to sell his soul for his beauty.

Publisher: New York : Norton, c1988
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393955682
0393955680
Characteristics: xiii, 462 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Lawler, Donald L.

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loudem
Jul 03, 2017

Book written in an other time: no phone, no postal service, letters delivered by servants... Very odd. Unthinkable in your tweet world. The book alludes at Dorian Gray's morality faults, but are never described as such. What did he do to ruin friends and acquaintances? The murder shocked me a bit. Naturally Gray had to pay for all his 'sins' against Society... Justice?...Karma?... Morality?... It's like a feel good movie, it always end happily. Not in this case, maybe. But it did end in a 'correct' manner. Gray 'had' to die... to leave the world in order.

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missemilyhoward
Jul 11, 2016

Pure Brilliance, a must read for anyone, anywhere.

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