The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

252 pages first pub 1890 (editions)

fiction classics horror lgbtqia+ literary dark mysterious reflective medium-paced

Description

An astounding novel of decadence, debauchery, and secrecy from one of Ireland's greatest writers. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American ReadEnthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray makes a Faustia...

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Community Reviews Summary of 105,645 reviews

Moods

dark 90%
mysterious 62%
reflective 60%
tense 35%
challenging 23%
emotional 22%
sad 14%
funny 6%
adventurous 5%
inspiring 4%
informative 2%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 29%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 81% | A mix: 15% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 48% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

No: 53% | It's complicated: 36% | Yes: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 82% | It's complicated: 6% | Yes: 6% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 1%

Average rating

4.09

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