2011-01-22

Dorian Gray

Librivox:
http://librivox.org/the-picture-of-dorian-gray-by-oscar-wilde/

Sparknotes:
Dorian Gray

Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Wilde

My thoughts:

Interesting ~ as plot Dorian Gray appears to be antithesis of 'Tithonus' (Victorian poem by Alfred Lord Tenneyson). While Dorian remained forever young and his painting aged -- Tithonus lived forever -- but, continually aged: Tithonus

Dorian Gray appears relatively early in his list of Wilde's work--between his stint as a journalist and before his plays. The work seems to be his showpiece for his ideas of "art-for-art's sake." ~ "Books are well written, or badly written. That is all."

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