BOOK REVIEW: The Picture Of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde

What is there to say about a novel which had been written by a poet? Perhaps the introductory quote upon page five, “But beauty, real beauty, ends where an intellectual expression begins.” Shows the true context of what lies within the story that is to follow.

A mixture of opinions about beauty and the appreciation of vanity, and a very opinionated man influencing the young mind of the man named Dorian Gray. And the ending, oh the ending…

My Personal Rating: 3/5

Reading Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Reading Duration: 2 Days (June of 2017)

More about the book

Publisher: First publlished in the July issue of Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine (with a couple hundred words missing) the complete version was then printed in 1891

Date Published: June 20, 1890

Genre: Philosophical fiction

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