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The Picture of Dorian Gray: Book Review

The Picture of Dorian Gray: Book Review

Book In Focus, Culture
“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” This quote by Francis Bacon always evokes the memory when I first read the pages filled with “immoral” literature that was dazzling enough that I thought they must be chewed and digested thoroughly to engage my brain with the cynicism and societal disregard. The saying “men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine” seemingly comes to be true in the only novel of Oscar Wilde- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), a classic instance of aestheticism and Gothic horror fiction of classic English literature. The Plot of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" The tale of “art for art’s sake” begins with three characters- Lord Henry Wotton, Basil Hallward and Dorian Gr
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