The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Penguin English Library

Oscar Wilde

fiction classics horror lgbtqia+ dark mysterious medium-paced

256 pages | first published 1890

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A story of evil, debauchery and scandal, Oscar Wilde's only novel tells of Dorian Gray, a beautiful yet corrupt man. When he wishes that a perfect portrait of himself would bear the signs of ageing in his place, the picture becomes his hideous sec...
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mysterious 62%
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