The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Wordsworth Classics

Oscar Wilde

fiction classics horror lgbtqia+ dark mysterious reflective medium-paced

224 pages | first published 1890

Description

With an Introduction and Notes by John M.L. Drew, University of Buckingham. Wilde's only novel, first published in 1890, is a brilliantly designed puzzle, intended to tease conventional minds with its exploration of the myriad interrelationships b...
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Moods

dark 92%
mysterious 62%
reflective 57%
tense 33%
challenging 20%
emotional 20%
sad 13%
funny 6%
adventurous 5%
inspiring 3%
informative 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 58%
slow 32%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

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

Strong character development?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 36% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

No: 53% | It's complicated: 37% | Yes: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 83% | It's complicated: 6% | Yes: 6% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 1%

Average rating

4.07