Wilde. The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde’s only full-length novel, is the enduringly eerie story of a naive and irresistible, young man lured by decadent Lord Henry Wotton into a life of depravity. Though Dorian is steeped in sin, his face remains perfect, unlinea1 as years pass-while only his portrait, locked away, reveals the blackness of his soul. This timeless tale of Gothic horror and fable, reveling in the unabashed hedonism and cynical wit of its characters, epitomizes Wilde’s literary revolt against the proprieties of the Victorian era.