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The Picture of Dorian Gray

I have wanted to read Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray for quite some time (and had in fact started it once before, but was stopped when the copy I was reading burnt down), and have now finally done so.

The novel tells the story of Dorian Gray, an exquisitely beautiful young man who, through various circumstances, acquires a painting of himself and lands in the enviable position where his painting ages, but he does not. From this premise, it tells the tale of his gradual moral corruption and fall from grace.

Throughout this rather dark book one is confronted with rather difficult questions relating to morality, ethics and aesthetics. All this is couched in Wilde’s brilliant and witty dialogue, which is always a pleasure (if at times rather dense).

An interesting read, Dorian Gray will leave a reader with much to ponder over.

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