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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.
I have just starting using it and it is fun. We educational and you can lie in bed and learn a new language! Very much fun!Published 2 days ago by Beverly Warr
This was horrible. The reader was reading to a class of kindergarteners. I threw this cd in the trash. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Marianne
Reading the Wilde book for the second time, the first time was about 20 years; this time around was a good as the first time.Published 9 days ago by John Baarda Sr.
Oh, and unparalleled genius Oscar Wilde! His ideas, his thoughts and aphorisms never gets old. He has created a unique world in which each of us had the opportunity to look inside... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Griffin Garcon
This tale of Dorian Gray's loss of innocence was wonderful. It provoked many intellectual conversations and spured my thoughts.Published 15 days ago by Garet
It was time for me to look at Oscar Wilde. A twisted, but worthy, endeavor.Published 17 days ago by Helen Boyce