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As Hallward tries to make sense of his creation, his epigram-happy friend Lord Henry Wotton encourages Dorian in his sensual quest with any number of Wildean paradoxes, including the delightful "When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy." But despite its many languorous pleasures, The Picture of Dorian Gray is an imperfect work. Compared to the two (voyeuristic) older men, Dorian is a bore, and his search for ever new sensations far less fun than the novel's drawing-room discussions. Even more oddly, the moral message of the novel contradicts many of Wilde's supposed aims, not least "no artist has ethical sympathies. An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style." Nonetheless, the glamour boy gets his just deserts. And Wilde, defending Dorian Gray, had it both ways: "All excess, as well as all renunciation, brings its own punishment." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a great read. Very much set in an era. Even though it's old it is an original storylinePublished 1 day ago by Sarah Fiel
The story of a vain man whose hubris was his demise.
The wonderful cloth-bound cover (art?) does the title character justice. It is both beautiful and dark.
Exceptional communication, very attentive, fast shipping, A+++++ in my book.Published 6 days ago by Moises Perez
Amazing story. I would like to see it on stage. I just got through writing my version of the last scene.Published 8 days ago by Aquarius75243