The Picture of Dorian Gray
By Oscar Wilde
“The only things worth pursuing in life are beauty and the fulfillment of the senses.” – Lord Henry
The Picture of Dorian Gray was the only novel published by Oscar Wilde, which is a darn shame. Wilde has the fantastic ability to paint a clear and whimsical picture of the dark and ugly scenes throughout the novel in which Dorian trades his soul for the continued physical appearance of his youth. The portrait of Dorian that appeared in the early chapters, leads itself to be the dark lingering thought you, the reader, has that something is terribly wrong and keeps you guessing to the very last page.
Also, I learned that a mackintosh is a raincoat!
Any recommendations for my next book?
P.S. Wikepedia gives a great summary!