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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 ...

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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 ...

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Art Mirroring The Spectator

Advantages: Beautifully written and still so important...
Disadvantages: Bleak and sad and horrific...

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ “It is the spectator, and not life that art really mirrors”. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ In “The Picture of Dorian Gray” the wonderful fop Oscar Wilde paints a bleak picture of the repellent side ...

Kirsty1 24.02.2003 · Read full review
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Wilde about Gray

Advantages: Beautiful prose and wondering story-telling.
Disadvantages: None

...If you were to think of the classic horror stories of the nineteenth century, I am sure you would be in mind of…say, Dracula or Doctor Jeckle and Mr Hyde. You will think the names Poe and Lovecraft. Some of you might even think of Oscar Wilde and ‘The Pic ...

Borg 25.03.2003 · Read full review
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Dorian Revisited

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Disadvantages: few

...So many book, so little time. Compared with some I consider myself well-read, compared with the number of books on the market I feel I?m hardly literate. Rarely do I read a book a second time although I´ve got lots which would be worth it. Why have I ...

MALU 12.12.2004 · Read full review
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