The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

By Oscar Wilde

  • Release Date: 2011-03-30
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4
From 181 Ratings


When the artist Basil Hallward is hired to paint a portrait of the young and handsome Dorian Gray, he becomes obsessed with his subject’s beauty. Dorian is obsessed with his own beauty as well, and sells his soul so that his portrait will age and wither in his place. Free of the confines of age, Dorian indulges himself in depravity and decadence, while the portrait sits upstairs, decaying more and more with each sin….


  • My take

    By landrm1
    Oscar Wilde does a wonderful job of depiction and eloquently describing Dorian. It is my opinion though it became a bit exasperating. It is oh too obvious Dorian’s plight but even more so his demise which came about very abruptly.
  • It’s a good novel

    By Dreamer123456978
    I liked the novel and it was very interesting. It had drama, romance, fantasy and tragedy. I recommend reading it.
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    By 👤📖👓
    A great book worth reading! 😃The ending left me very surprised.😁
  • Everyone must read it

    By Dmn U
    No matter what kind of entity of being you are, as long as you comprehend written language, you shall enjoy Oscar Wilde's sole novel.
  • Recommended

    By Jimbo Mageek
    Wilde seems to be mainly the master of the ironic quip, but still this is a highly insightful glimpse of the 19th century mind. Well worth reading.
  • Essential, Witty, Mad & Brilliant!

    By Techno_Soldier
    Cheers for Oscar Wilde! This book is short in length yet contains volumes of meaning. And it's FREE! For heavens sake, what more can you ask for? Quickly, to the download button...
  • Beautiful

    By AliyaRomina
    Absolutely stunning work!