The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Cover of "The Picture Of Dorian Gray"
Amazon, Independently published (March 7, 2021)

Monday, October 11 through Friday, October 29, 2021. Read by Norman Gilliland.

In Oscar Wilde’s only novel, he forges a devastating portrait of the effects of evil and debauchery on a young man in late-19th-century England. Combining elements of the Gothic horror novel and decadent French fiction, the book centers on a beautiful, young man named Dorian Gray, who in a fleeting moment wishes that he could have eternal youth and beauty while his recently painted portrait would age instead. His wish granted, he begins to descend into a life of crime and gross sensuality, while the portrait grows day by day into a hideous record of evil, which he must keep hidden from the world.

(Public Domain)

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