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Þ Read ½ The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Þ Written In His Distinctively Dazzling Manner, Oscar Wilde S Story Of A Fashionable Young Man Who Sells His Soul For Eternal Youth And Beauty Is The Author S Most Popular Work The Tale Of Dorian Gray S Moral Disintegration Caused A Scandal When It Rst Appeared In , But Though Wilde Was Attacked For The Novel S Corrupting In Uence, He Responded That There Is, In Fact, A Terrible Moral In Dorian Gray Just A Few Years Later, The Book And The Aesthetic Moral Dilemma It Presented Became Issues In The Trials Occasioned By Wilde S Homosexual Liaisons, Which Resulted In His Imprisonment Of Dorian Gray S Relationship To Autobiography, Wilde Noted In A Letter, Basil Hallward Is What I Think I Am Lord Henry What The World Thinks Me Dorian What I Would Like To Be In Other Ages, Perhaps
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Arguably literature s greatest study of shallowness, vanity, casual cruelty and hedonistic selfishness, Wilde lays it down here with ABSOLUTE PERFECTION This was my first experience in reading Oscar Wilde and the man s gift for prose and dialogue is magical This story read somewhat like a dark, corrupted Jane Austen in that the writing was snappy and pleasant on the ear, but the feeling it left you with was one of hopelessness and despair The level of cynicism and societal disregard that Wilde s characters display towards humanity is simply staggering Despite the dark orlikely because of it this is one of the most engaging, compelling and lyrical pieces of literature I have read The quality of the prose is nothing short masterful I assume most people know the basic outline of the plot, but I will give you a few sentences on
This book reminded me why I hate classics.
Like Frankenstein, it starts out with a great premise what if a portrait bore the brunt of age and sin, while the person remained in the flush of youth How would that person feel as they watched a constant reminder of their true nature develop And like Frankenstein, it gets completely bogged down in uninteresting details and takes forever to get to the interesting bits Seriously, in a 230 page novel, the portrait doesn t even start to change until 100 pages in And it s so damn flowery Every time Lord Harry starts talking and believe me, he likes to talk he s so witty Witty witty witty Ahahaha, you re soooooooo worldly wise and charming And entirely cynical You just have a quip for everything, don t you Look, reader, look See Harry See Harry corrupt Dorian Corrupt, Harry, corrupt I actually ended up skimming most of the book I reall Oh Dorian Oh Dorian.
When I first read this book in the fruitless years of my youth I was excited, overwhelmed and a blank slate as Dorian is, upon his first encounter with Lord Henry easily molded, persuaded, influenced, etc.
Certain Wildisms Wildeisms would take my breath away Would become my mottos to believe in To follow To live.
Lines like It is silly of you, for there is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about But beauty, real beauty, ends where an intellectual expression begins Intellect is in itself a mode of exaggeration, and destroys the harmony of any face If they know nothing of victory, they are at least spared the knowledge of defeat Genius lasts longer than Beauty That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over educate ourselves In the wild struggle for existence, we want to have something that endure