The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

fiction classics horror lgbtqia+ dark mysterious medium-paced

256 pages | first published 1890

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Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman ...
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dark 91%
mysterious 62%
reflective 56%
tense 33%
challenging 20%
emotional 20%
sad 13%
funny 6%
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inspiring 3%
informative 1%
relaxing 1%

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slow 33%
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