The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

fiction classics horror lgbtqia+ dark mysterious medium-paced

367 pages | first published 1890

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Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author’s most popular work. The tale of Dorian Gray’s moral disintegration caused a scandal when i...
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dark 92%
mysterious 61%
reflective 54%
tense 32%
emotional 19%
challenging 18%
sad 13%
funny 7%
adventurous 5%
inspiring 4%
informative 1%
hopeful 0%
lighthearted 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 55%
slow 36%
fast 8%

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Strong character development?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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