The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

fiction classics horror lgbtqia+ dark mysterious medium-paced

272 pages | first published 1890

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'How sad it is I shall grow old, and horrid, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young... If it was only the other way 'Wilde's first and only published novel recounts the story of handsome Dorian Gray who upon having his portrait p...
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Moods

dark 91%
mysterious 62%
reflective 55%
tense 33%
emotional 20%
challenging 19%
sad 13%
funny 6%
adventurous 5%
inspiring 3%
informative 1%
relaxing 1%
hopeful 0%
lighthearted 0%

Pace

medium 57%
slow 34%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 79% | A mix: 17% | Plot: 2% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 34% | No: 12% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

No: 52% | It's complicated: 38% | Yes: 8% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

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Flaws of characters a main focus?

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4.06