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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.
Definitely worth the read. An elegant manuscript, a true classic, with all the verbiage that goes along with that time period.Published 1 day ago by Ashley Marie Massey
it is a classic, teaching what is important in life. at the end, he just want to be loved and free.Published 8 days ago by Maria Elena Rodriguez Sepulveda
I thoroughly enjoyed the book and, upon completion, I watched the 1945 film starring George Saunders and Angela Lansbury. The film is faithful to the book. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Thomas J. Bieter
This is a great read. Very much set in an era. Even though it's old it is an original storylinePublished 10 days ago by Sarah Fiel