The Picture of Dorian Gray (Paperback)
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DescriptionWITH AN INTRODUCTION BY IRVINE WELSH. 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...
- Published: 01 July 2008
- Format: Paperback 208 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780099511144 ISBN 10: 0099511142
- Sales rank: 12,637
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Reviews for The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray
This is a book I have heard of a lot over the years but have not read until now. It really shows the attitudes of the upper classes of these times, that the hedonistic way of life was by far the best way of life, or in fact the only way of life.
Although the story is about a picure of Dorian Gray that is put away in a locked room which ages and degenerates with every act of thoughtless fun that the real Dorian Gray commits, I think it says more of the psychology of the human being.
Dorian has made a pact if you like, with the devil, to stay young and goodlooking for ever, but he can never really get away from the disgraceful life he is living, however much he tells himself he can, and he comes ultimately to a sticky end.
It is a great insight into the period and what really is built into us all, a conscience! by Penny Cunningham