The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

fiction classics lgbtqia+ literary dark mysterious reflective medium-paced

232 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 91%
mysterious 63%
reflective 60%
tense 34%
challenging 22%
emotional 21%
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: 36% | 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%

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4.09

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