THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (The Original 1890 'Uncensored' Edition & The Revised 1891 Edition) (Kobo eBook)

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Oscar Wilde's 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' explores the theme of vanity and aestheticism in late 19th century England. The novel follows the young, handsome Dorian Gray who sells his soul to remain forever young, while a portrait of him ages and shows the effects of his immoral actions. Wilde's writing style is characterized by its wit, intricate dialogue, and exploration of moral dilemmas. The book caused controversy for its themes of decadence and corruption, reflecting the author's own unconventional lifestyle and beliefs. Wilde's use of symbolism and irony adds depth to the story, making it a classic work of literature that continues to be studied and appreciated today. Oscar Wilde, a prominent figure in the aestheticism movement, drew inspiration from his own experiences and observations of high society to write 'The Picture of Dorian Gray.' His unique perspective and wit shine through in the novel, as he challenges societal norms and values through his characters and their actions. Wilde's background in poetry and theater also influenced his writing style, creating a rich and engaging narrative that captivates readers. I recommend 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' to readers interested in exploring complex moral themes, aestheticism, and the consequences of vanity. Wilde's masterpiece offers a thought-provoking and compelling look at the darker side of human nature, making it a must-read for fans of classic literature.