The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Evergreens

Oscar Wilde

fiction classics horror lgbtqia+ dark mysterious medium-paced

288 pages | first published 1890

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Dorian Gray is having his picture painted by Basil Hallward, who is charmed by his looks. But when Sir Henry Wotton visits and seduces Dorian into the worship of youthful beauty with an intoxicating speech, Dorian makes a wish he will live to regr...
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Moods

dark 92%
mysterious 62%
reflective 56%
tense 33%
challenging 20%
emotional 20%
sad 13%
funny 6%
adventurous 5%
inspiring 3%
informative 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 57%
slow 33%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 16% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 13%

Loveable characters?

No: 52% | It's complicated: 38% | Yes: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 84% | It's complicated: 6% | Yes: 5% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 98% | It's complicated: 1%

Average rating

4.06