The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Grey

Oscar Wilde

fiction classics horror lgbtqia+ dark mysterious medium-paced

182 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 it...
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dark 92%
mysterious 62%
reflective 56%
tense 33%
challenging 20%
emotional 20%
sad 13%
funny 6%
adventurous 5%
inspiring 3%
informative 1%
hopeful 0%
lighthearted 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 57%
slow 33%
fast 8%

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Strong character development?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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