The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

By Oscar Wilde

This book is about an incredibly handsome young man named Dorian Gray. He was favoured by everyone and was also rich from an inheritance that he received. He was all-too-trusting and mingled with bad companions, namely Sir Henry Wotton. In the beginning, Basil Hallward, an artist paints a portrait of Dorian Gray. Through Sir Henry’s influence, his attitude towards life changed when he saw his own portrait. He wanted to stay young forever, and as unchanging as the wonderful portrait that was painted of him. Later on, in a reckless moment, he did many sinful deeds. Mysteriously and supernaturally, the portrait changes from a handsome man to a man with a horrible face. The many years of sin had become etched on the picture.

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The story takes place in Basil Hallward’s London studio. His studio was filled with the smell of roses. The breeze during summer moved the trees which made hissing sounds in his garden. The room had the smell of mainly lilacs. Basil, as a painter, liked to surround himself with beautiful things. The story takes place in the 19th century in London.

Dorian Gray is the most important character in the book. Throughout the story, readers can see the transformation of his life, from a nice, charming man, to a vicious monster. He was handsome, with blue eyes and gold ...

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