The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

fiction classics horror lgbtqia+ dark mysterious reflective medium-paced

176 pages | first published 1890

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A truly classic gothic horror novel for the ages. A Picture of Dorian Gray has captivated generations of readers with its ethical and artistic questions. What are the true costs of excess? What happens when an artist cares more for his artistic vi...
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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: 52% | 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