The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Continuing my quest to read through the classics. I can't believe I've not read this one before.
Art. Vanity. Hedonism. Sin. Murder. This book runs the gamut of debauchery. It was quite scandalous in 1890. Written by Oscar "Buck" Wilde, it was part of the evidence in his gross indecency trial and conviction.
So many tragic ends in this one. Poor Sybil Vane! Poor James Vane! Poor Basil Hallward! No one who crosses Dorian's path comes out ok. Not even Dorian.
Enjoy this piece of classic horror, and if an artist friend asks you to sit for a portrait, tell him, "no thanks".
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