The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

fiction classics lgbtqia+ literary dark mysterious reflective medium-paced

229 pages | first published 1890

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Since its first publication in 1890, Oscar Wilde's only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, has remained the subject of critical controversy. Acclaimed by some as an instructive moral tale, it has been denounced by others for its implicit immoralit...
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Moods

dark 91%
mysterious 62%
reflective 60%
tense 34%
challenging 22%
emotional 20%
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: 35% | 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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