The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Dover Thrift Editions

Oscar Wilde

fiction classics horror lgbtqia+ dark mysterious medium-paced

176 pages | first published 1890

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In this celebrated work, his only novel, Wilde forged a devastating portrait of the effects of evil and debauchery on a young aesthete in late-19th-century England. Combining elements of the Gothic horror novel and decadent French fiction, the boo...
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dark 91%
mysterious 62%
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tense 33%
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Diverse cast of characters?

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