Wilde, Oscar - The Picture of Dorian Gray

Wilde, Oscar - The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Title: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde

Genre: Gothic Fiction (Paperback, 237 pages) 

Publisher: Penguin Books - Release Date: 01-07-2012


A young, beautiful man named Dorian Gray is influenced by a friend, Lord Henry Wotton, to focus on pleasure and beauty above all else. Dorian makes a Faustian bargain, wishing that his portrait would age instead of him. As Dorian pursues a life of hedonism, the portrait bears the marks of his sins and depravity, while he remains youthful and attractive.


"The Picture of Dorian Gray is a masterpiece of evil in men's hearts, and is as controversial and alluring as Wilde himself." - Penguin Books

LGBT Themes

  • While homosexuality is not explicitly depicted due to the time period, there are strong suggestions of same-sex attraction and homoeroticism, particularly between Dorian Gray and Lord Henry Wotton.

Relevant Tags

  • classic literature, gothic fiction, coming-of-age, morality, beauty, vanity, lgbt, lgbtq, historical fiction (Victorian Era), achillean 

Awards & Recognition

  • Considered a literary classic
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