The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

200 pages first pub 1890 (editions)

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

Description

An exquisitely beautiful young man in Victorian England retains his youthful and innocent appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption.

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Moods

dark 90%
mysterious 62%
reflective 60%
tense 34%
challenging 22%
emotional 21%
sad 13%
funny 6%
adventurous 5%
inspiring 4%
informative 2%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 29%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

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

Strong character development?

Yes: 49% | It's complicated: 36% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

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

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 82% | It's complicated: 6% | Yes: 6% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 98% | It's complicated: 1%

Average rating

4.09

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