Publisher Description

Dorian is a good-natured young man until he discovers the power of his own exceptional beauty. As he gradually sinks deep into a frivolous, glamorous world of selfish luxury, he apparently remains physically unchanged by the stresses of his corrupt lifestyle and untouched by age. But up in his attic, hidden behind a curtain, his portrait tells a different story.

GENRE
Romance
RELEASED
1890
1 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
326
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
219.8
KB

Customer Reviews

CChaplin ,

Poor old oscar

Poor old Oscar flamboyant, always seeking an audience drawn to the lime light like a moth to the flame. This novel augers his life and is portentous in it's depiction of narcissism and his ultimate fate. How he got away with publishing such and openly homoerotic book at the time I will never know.

The unnerving nature of the image, remaining immortal while we age and deteriorate is reversed as a young and beautiful man remains impervious to corruption and age, while his remarkable portrait whithers and becomes decrepit. The characters moral corruption is mirrored by the external corruption of his portrait.

This novel should be read in conjunction with the authors deprofundus, his melancholic but courageous account of his imprisonment.

I really liken Oscar. Fickle and vein, but the moments when he puts aside the mask, and transcends the soppy romanticism of his time reveals a true poetic and complex human being.

It free! What are you waiting for!

MisakiAoki ,

Picture of Dorian Gray

An absolutely enthralling read!

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