The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

fiction classics lgbtqia+ literary dark mysterious reflective medium-paced

296 pages | first published 1890

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Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author’s most popular work. The tale of Dorian Gray’s moral disintegration caused a scandal when i...
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Moods

dark 91%
mysterious 63%
reflective 60%
tense 34%
challenging 22%
emotional 20%
sad 13%
funny 6%
adventurous 5%
inspiring 4%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 30%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 81% | A mix: 16% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 49% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 13%

Loveable characters?

No: 53% | It's complicated: 37% | Yes: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 83% | 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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