The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Grey

Oscar Wilde

182 pages first pub 1890 (editions)

fiction classics horror lgbtqia+ literary dark mysterious reflective medium-paced

Description

 The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. The magazine's editor feared the story was indecent, and without Wilde's knowledge, deleted roug...

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Moods

dark 90%
mysterious 62%
reflective 60%
tense 35%
challenging 23%
emotional 22%
sad 14%
funny 6%
adventurous 5%
inspiring 4%
informative 2%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 29%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 81% | A mix: 15% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 49% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

No: 53% | It's complicated: 36% | Yes: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 81% | Yes: 7% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 1%

Average rating

4.08

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