The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

fiction classics horror lgbtqia+ dark mysterious medium-paced

148 pages | first published 1890

Description

Originally published in 1890, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde. It tells the story of one beautiful, innocent young man's seduction, moral corruption, and eventual downfall.
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Moods

dark 91%
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: 37% | 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