The Picture of Dorian Gray
By: Oscar Wilde
My Rating: Four out of Five Stars
The Picture of Dorian Gray is a perfectly creepy book to read for Halloween.
Not scary, just creepy.
I’m not about to critique a classic, so I’ll just say that as a story it dragged in quite a few places, but as an example of Oscar Wilde’s witty genius, it’s brilliant. Memorable one-liners abound.
It makes my heart hurt when I think about the wrongs done to Oscar Wilde. How I wish he were alive today…what an entertaining figure he must have been!
- Read The Portrait of Dorian Gray.
- Read about Oscar Wilde’s life.
- Appreciate him.
This is Dorian’s portrait hanging in the Art Institute of Chicago. I took this pic when I visited a few years ago. It was used in the 1945 film, and is MUCH creepier in person!