The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

280 pages first pub 1890 (editions)

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

Description

 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 i...

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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: 97% | It's complicated: 1%

Average rating

4.09

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