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.

January 1
Public Domain
Public Domain

Customer Reviews

Pinkpanzer ,

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The real evil character in this book is Sir Harry Wotton. His theories, though clever and, to some readers may even seem to make sense, are all untrue. The things he says are examples of the subtlties of evil. It's somewhat frustrating to see this character's statements attributed to Oscar Wilde without the proviso that it is actually from a character in his book. I believe, due to the totallity of the message in the book, that Oscar Wilde doesn't adhere to any of the belifs expressed by this character he has created. This book is quite good and quite tragic.

E-Dawg2000 ,

Dark, mystifying, and beautiful

This novel is truly dark with heavy themes and deep issues. I enjoyed it immensely, Wilde's narrative was truly compelling, and the characters were original. Witty dialogue helped keep the story lively, and almost comic at times. A great classic, but one that needs to be read with discernment lest the reader be enticed by the darkness in beauty and shallowness of pleasure. A great deal can be learned from this book if you choose to ponder it.

Rif Rifkind ,


After finishing this book, it's so clear that nothing comes close to the classics. It's 824 pages on iPhone but it goes by in two afternoons. Wilde was a genius and it's a tragedy that he never had the time or health for another novel. And the best part… it's free! No excuse to leave this one untouched! 

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