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Wild about Wilde... oh, was that a bit predictbable?

Advantages: It's Oscar Wilde! And a lot of it too!
Disadvantages: You wouldn't want to be carrying it around in your handbag!

...Being a big fan of Mr. Wilde and his writing, I asked for a favourite for my birthday, The Picture of Dorian Gray and was pleasantly surprised with this vast book. It's a stunning book, thick and hardback in a rich blue colour, with gold lettering and ...

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Review of The Collected Works of Oscar Wilde - Oscar Wilde

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The start of it all..

Advantages: First of its kind..
Disadvantages: Was written well over 200 years ago..

The Castle of Otranto is touted as being the first gothic novel written in English. It was first released in 1764. The novel was originally sent out as a gift and claimed to be a translation of an Italian novel. Apparently this was a common tactic at t ...

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Review of The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story - Horace Walpole

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Diamond review  a picture paints a thousand words

Advantages: interesting story following a time honoured theme
Disadvantages: a few long winded sections

...Since acquiring my beloved Kindle, I have rediscovered the joys of reading, which I adored as a child, but lost as family life and responsibilities slowly swamped my free time. Although I spent a great deal of my childhood lost in the fantasy of novels, ...

bettyboo47 09.05.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

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Be careful with that portrait in the attic

Advantages: Fascinating, often witty but ultimately horrifying story
Disadvantages: Style a little overblown on occasion

The book ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray' was Oscar Wilde's only full-length novel. Like his plays, it is brimming with his characteristic half-teasing half-serious one-liners, and his personal views on life and art. At the start of his Preface he info ...

JOHNV 06.03.2013 · Read full review
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VANITY VERSUS TIME.

Advantages: An exquisite adventure into description.
Disadvantages: None.

The Picture of Dorian Gray is by far one of the best books that I have ever read. I am a writer, and the clever use of words in this books astounds me, as well as the way that Oscar Wilde weaves description with emotions that every human being experiences ...

thingywhatsit 02.04.2004 · Read full review
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