Publisher: Signet Classics
Publishing Date: 1890
The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde's novel of a youth whose features, year after year, retain the same youthful appearance of innocent beauty, while the shame of his hideous vices become mirrored, year after year, on the features of his portrait.
Tempted by the cynical Lord Henry Wotton, the angelic-faced Dorian Gray enters into a life of gradual dissipation. Soon student surpasses master. Dorian's power for evil leads him into acts of debauchery, degradation, and finally murder, before the diabolic secret he shares with his portrait is dramatically revealed.
This was an interesting book. It's the first work of Wilde's that I've read, and the first classic I've finished in a long time, probably since high school. I am glad that I read it. There was a part in the middle that I was really bored with, but other than that, it was an interesting read. I enjoyed Dorian Gray as a character, as well as Lord Henry. I thought they were both pretty likable, even though they said and did some not so likable things :) I actually really liked the ending too - as weird as that may seem because of how it unfolds! It wasn't what I really expected, but it fits so perfectly, and that's why I think I enjoyed it so much!