The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

Flamboyant and controversial, Oscar Wilde was a dazzling personality, a master of wit, and a dramatic genius whose sparkling comedies contain some of the most brilliant dialogue ever written for the English stage. Here in one volume are his immensely popular novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray; his last literary work, ?The Ballad of Reading Gaol,? a product of his own prison Flamboyant and controversial, Oscar Wilde was a dazzling personality, a master of wit, and a dramatic genius whose sp...

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Title:The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings
Author:Oscar Wilde
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:0553212540
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages:487 pages pages

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings Reviews

  • Renata
    Feb 12, 2018
    This is my first time reading this since high school and it's definitely more misogynist and anti-Semitic than I recall... But, you know, still funny and insightful. Would watch Dorian Gray's reality television show. ...
  • Michele Lee
    Feb 23, 2009
    Review by Jason Lush One hundred and ninety pages of political masturbation disguised as a supernatural suspense story. Of the three main characters we have; Dorian Gray, who is a brainless puppet the personifies vanity; Basil Hallward, the artist who painted the fabled portrait and...
  • Johnny Waco
    May 27, 2008
    An entertaining marriage of the gothic and the decadent, two genres that often overlapped, just never before with quite so many witticisms. Wilde's prose is deliriously easy to read, skating along on a shiny surface of rapid-fire exchanges and facile summaries of the fin-de-siècle wor...
  • Madeleine
    Feb 12, 2011
    Sometimes, a book and I cross paths with a serendipitous sense of timing. It's a magical, sublime thing when that happens because I love being dazzled with literary perfection and achingly personal relevance while pretending like my life really is a grand-scale movie script where thing...
  • Julia Marie
    Jul 02, 2008
    Wow Oscar Wilde!! I always vaguely knew of this classic, but not the fine details of the story. Completely intricately written. I admit, I got a little bored reading it, especially the nine chapters or whatever about jewels and stuff. Altogether, I thoroughly enjoyed this read and was ...
  • Emily
    Jun 30, 2011
    This books tells the story of Dorian Grey a handsome and rich young man who at the beginning of the book has his portrait painted by Basil Hallward, a local artist. After meeting Lord Henry and consequently becoming considerably more vain, Dorian pronounces a wish that the portrait wou...
  • Donna
    May 15, 2009
    I once knew a woman who was the modern day equivalence of Dorian Gray. When I met her, she was nearing her 53rd birthday but didn't look a day older than 35. She was the splitting image of a brunette Grace Kelly. Beautiful was, if even possible, the only word I can use to describe her....
  • Davis Aujourd'hui
    Oct 02, 2009
    So you want to remain eternally young? This book will tell you an engrossing moralistic tale that paints the picture of where the deadly sin of vanity can take you. It will take you into a descent into a hell full of shadows where the light will never touch you. This is a classic da...
  • Mendi
    Oct 07, 2009
    This is my favourite book of all time. It is so wonderfully written, that I feel the need to underline sentences on nearly every page. And not only is the style of the writing amazing: the story itself is marvelous. To be forever young and beautiful has been a dream of many a man. Os...
  • Steven Nosakowski
    Oct 12, 2010
    One of my favorites, this novel takes a look into the human psyche; specifically a beautiful young man named Dorian Grey. When a portrait is drawn of him, the painting accepts the hideous deeds done to his soul and physical appearance as its one. Dorian no longer has to accept responsi...
  • Diane
    Apr 29, 2010
    I'm really not sure why a lot of people have not read this. It truly is a work that can only be appreciated when read and reread. This is my second time reading through the pages that Wilde weaves with this epigrams and curious cascading delight for words. Each sentence is as interesti...
  • Rana Adham
    Oct 13, 2017
    I'll follow the example of fellow reviewers and break up the stars: Dorian Gray: 5 stars (more like 5 million stars) The Happy Prince: 4 stars Birthday of the Infanta: 3 stars Lord Arthur Savile's Crime: 3.5 stars So on average, roughly 4 stars for the whole book. ****** ...
  • Nadia Mounier
    Oct 08, 2011
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  • Deyaa Sabry
    Oct 21, 2013
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  • Genesis
    Jan 27, 2018
    I really don't understand why it took me so long to finish this book. Wilde sure knew how to write great stories. ...
  • Bridgett
    May 31, 2012
    This is the type of story that catches you off guard. There is a huge turn. You don't expect anything. You have big hopes in the beginning and then they slowly start to deteriorate as the story progresses. This is the type of story that I would recommend for someone who is slightly mel...
  • Ayman
    Nov 09, 2014
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  • Clara
    Oct 24, 2012
    Initially, I did not want to read this book, and I opted to read Sense and Sensibility instead since I was more familiar with Jane Austen. But earlier in the year, my best friend told me great tales about this classic, so I decided to give it a shot. ?Basil Hallward is what I thin...
  • Jordan
    Apr 28, 2013
    -On The Picture of Dorian Gray: Dear Professors and Instructors who have thus far withheld this classic from my literary education: you are all bastards. This book embodies all that I love about literature and language. Dorian Gray is an angelic youth in Victorian London, who c...
  • Mina Safwat
    Nov 12, 2012
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  • Cris Mtz
    May 01, 2015
    Siempre es bello regresar a tus máximas maestro Wilde. A tu sensibilidad, tu sentido del valor. Tú amor al ser humano, siempre refiriendo en tu obra a Platón, en el cual evoca al amor más puro y sublime que se tiene hacia quien te da la mano, quien te apoya en los momentos de mayor...
  • Nash
    Oct 18, 2013
    Oscar Wilde is one of the funniest, most sarcastic writers of all time. He's always been one of my favorites. The Portrait of Dorian Gay is the first novel of his I've read. I knew from reading quotes by him that he's wickedly sarcastic, but I did not expect this story to have such a s...
  • Eng. Mohmad  ali
    Feb 01, 2018
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  • Mariam Abood
    Jul 13, 2014
    This book was absolutely stunning, it was a shame it didn't contain any of Wilde's poetry or De Profundis but other than that this book was wonderful. The beautiful purple cover with the patterns and gold pages just made this a pleasure to read, I enjoyed picking this up and the feel o...
  • Kluxorious Kluxces
    Feb 14, 2016
    full review soon Story 5/5 Character 5/5 Development 5/5 Enjoyment 4/5 Style of writing 4/5 Overall 4.6/5 ...
  • Yuki
    Oct 13, 2016
    The Picture of Dorian Gray: 5 stars The Happy Prince: 3 stars The Birthday of the Infanta: 3 stars Lord Arthur Savile's Crime: 4 stars Avg. rating: 3.75 stars, rounded up to 4. ...
  • Marta
    Mar 19, 2016
    My review of The Picture of Dorian Gray I really enjoyed the three stories. They were very well-written, interesting, and even funny at times. ...
  • Ksandra
    Mar 27, 2017
    4.25/5 Stars First off, I fell in love with Oscar Wilde's works when I first saw The Importance of Being Earnest when I was 13. So why not finally sit down and read the rest of his works? Since this novel was a collection, I shall be breaking this review into parts. Part One: ...
  • Sara Lynn
    Feb 20, 2017
    I really, really loved this one. Every page had something quotable and thought provoking. I loved the characters --their ticks and quirks. I love the underlying theme of this story. It's definitely something that has left an impression on me, and I love that in a book. Beyond expec...
  • Tomas
    Apr 02, 2018
    Just a review of Picture of Dorian Gray: While certainly compelling in premise, I found the execution to be somewhat lacking. The novel contains many sections of overly gratuitous descriptions and largely inconsequential dialogue that I found to really slow the pace down. Whilst Wilde ...