The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

fiction classics horror lgbtqia+ dark mysterious reflective medium-paced

210 pages | first published 1890

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Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of ...
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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