21 November 2012

The Confessions of a Bibliophile – The Picture of Dorian Grey

Last weeks read was a book that needs little introduction, Oscar Wilde’s gothic classic and only published novel: The Picture of Dorian Grey.
The plot is simple and well-known, how young and beautiful Dorian Grey wishes that his portrait would grow old instead of himself, and when he lives a life of debauchery the portraits reminds of each wicked act through disfigurement and aging.

The dialogue also provides some amusement, for example how Lord Henry expresses his famous seteiment that “no woman is a genius. Women are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly. Women represents the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represents the triumph of mind over morals”.
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  1. Oh wow that opera house looks incredible! And it's been years since I've read Dorian Grey - you've reminded me to read it again!


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