The perfectly charming and humorous manner of expression of Oscar Wilde can enchant a person in more ways than he or she can think of. Oscar Wilde is one of the best storytellers of the history and the Picture of Dorian Gray is one of his chef-d'oeuvre.
The book has a beautiful story, written on a beautiful era. The tale focuses on an extremely attractive young man. But at the beginning he is naively not conscious of the power that his handsome stature brings. Thanks to his friend Basil, he comes across Lord Henry, the playful, dangerously powerful gentleman who starts to like Dorian and immediately he makes him some kind of protégé of his. It is Lord Henry who appreciates the innocence of Dorian and shows him the ways of the world, particularly the British society, and sparks the light of pride and vanity in Dorian.
The magical story then enters into the mist of the transition period of youth and old age, the desire to look after the former and the fear and worry of the inevitable latter, complemented with dreadful emotions of shame, love, hate and fear.
This is certainly one book that will remain firm on the shelf with pride and pleasure for a long long time.
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About the Author
The ever-quotable Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet who delighted Victorian England with his legendary wit. He found critical and popular success with his scintillating plays, chiefly The Importance of Being Earnest, while his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, scandalized readers. Imprisoned for two years for homosexual behavior, Wilde moved to France after his release, where he died destitute.
Date of Birth:October 16, 1854
Date of Death:November 30, 1900
Place of Birth:Dublin, Ireland
Place of Death:Paris, France
Education:The Royal School in Enniskillen, Dublin, 1864; Trinity College, Dublin, 1871; Magdalen College, Oxford, England, 1874