Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Review of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

This review was written by Eugene Kernes

Book can be found in:
Genre = Novel
Intriguing Connections = Some Kind of Friendship

Elaborate Description

A philosophical story weaved together by a tricky tale. A painter, the painted, and entertaining philosopher. On the shoulders lived the advice of good and evil, shunning one released the other. A pretentious account of the inability to influence others, while influencing everyone that gets in contact. An aura of influence that twists and binds the fate of those attracted to the source.

The setting in the London, from the perspective of the aristocracy. A society that like to have meaningful discussion and does not shy from debate. Secrecy and honesty, embedded in rumors found in part truths. A portrait painted revealed the artists and reveals the object. The philosophy and story are part of a self-reflection.

The introduction reveals that this is the only novel written by Oscar Wilde. It is a story that has some truth to Wilde’s own life, giving a deeper meaning now than initially written. The book was written extremely well with a fluid pace.

Book Details

Edition ISBN:  9781593080259
Pages to read:   203
Publication:     2012
1st Edition:      1890
Format:            eBook

Ratings out of 5:
Readability    5
Content          4
Overall           5