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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

28 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

A classic that's still relevant today!

This is one of my favorite books of ALL time. I've read it over & over. Oscar Wilde was an amazing author & master of witty sarcasm. He has a thought-provoking view on life & society.

My copy is riddled with highlighted quotes that I think perfectly sum up the ...
This is one of my favorite books of ALL time. I've read it over & over. Oscar Wilde was an amazing author & master of witty sarcasm. He has a thought-provoking view on life & society.

My copy is riddled with highlighted quotes that I think perfectly sum up the quirks of human behavior. This book is a thriller, social commentary, philosophical discussion, & vocabulary lesson all in one! He can ramble at some points, but read through it because what these ramblings reveal are quite insightful. Don't be intimidated, though. It's short compared to a lot of other classics with similarly "difficult" language. Grab a dictionary, open up your mind...& you'll get a lot out of this read.

posted by Lark_LaVoix on November 15, 2008

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Riddled with errors

This ebook was poorly converted, and is riddled with errors. Find another free copy...

posted by CScottMorris on February 10, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2011

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    If you want the best version of this ebook with superior formatting see the attached ebook suggestion with this review.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2011

    Skimmed through lots of it

    It was good half way thru then became so dull. Dorian is like an annoying child.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

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    Review by Jason Lush

    One hundred and ninety pages of political masturbation disguised as a supernatural suspense story. Of the three main characters we have; Dorian Gray, who is a brainless puppet the personifies vanity; Basil Hallward, the artist who painted the fabled portrait and represents the sorrowful conscience; and Lord Henry Wolton, who is the quintessential 19th Century fop whose sole purpose in the book is to act as Wilde's voice on politics, religion and homosexuality and as a driving corrupter of everyone else in the book.

    The pacing is horrendously slow, the chapters devoted to explaining Gray's hobbies and the pictures of his ancestors in his hallway don't help with the lousy pacing. The whole story could have been condensed to a 30 page novella and would have been enjoyable.

    And, as a side note to the posthumous Mr. Wilde, forty is not old and hideous.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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