Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
quote
Millennialsread

Genius lasts longer than beauty

review
Soulthirsty63
Pickpick

4/5

blurb
ehewett88
post image

new purchase today and i love it!!

15 likes1 stack add
review
cheyflie101
Pickpick

really cool concept, kind of ahead of its time tbh???

review
MolliesaurusRex
post image
Mehso-so

Just finished listening to this one. I typically listen to podcasts on the way to work, but thought I‘d give an audiobook that I haven‘t previously read a try. I spaced out at a lot of different points so I missed a good chunk of dialogue and description and whatnot, but I got the basic gist of the story and the main plot points. I like the movie adaptation from a few years ago better.🤷🏻‍♀️ #booked2019 public domain entry, too

blurb
TracyReadsBooks
post image

This week‘s covers come from the sale shelves. I love these small pocket sized editions which are easy to take along anywhere. That being said, I did somehow manage to resist buying these since I already own multiple copies of each...Do you have a favorite?

I have two more weekends on the excavation and two more sets of covers. Then I‘ll be home and catching up on ALL the reading. Can‘t wait!

blurb
whippoorwill815
post image

This was a gift from my cousins! It‘s a scratch-off poster that has 100 books on it (a mix of classics and some more modern selections as well) and you scratch them off as you read them.

I just got it all scratched off and hung....my total on this list right now is only 24 😱

Tagged book is in progress, it‘s just been on the back burner to prioritize book clubs and such!

LapReader Where did they get it from? 2mo
whippoorwill815 @LapReader I‘m not sure, although I know they do have them on Amazon! I got the poster hanger on Amazon as well (it‘s weird dimensions so would be a pain to get a proper frame!) 2mo
Powered_By_Plants Oh fab! I bought hubby the film one for Valentine‘s Day ... slowly making our way through them although there are a few strange ones that we keep putting off 😂 1mo
whippoorwill815 I came across the film one while looking for a hanger for it on Amazon! They are so much fun! I think I‘ll have your experience with the book version too, but it will certainly help me read some more classics! @Powered_By_Plants 1mo
SmartSassery This is epic!! 1mo
35 likes1 stack add5 comments
review
La_Cori
post image
Pickpick

'How sad it is! I shall grow old, and horrible, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young... If it were only the other way!'

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Nothing matters more than beauty and youth to Dorian and Lord Henry, they live their life in the exaltation of art and beauty in all their forms.. but everything they are able to reach is the corruption of everyone around them.

I finished this at the end of Day1 for #24B4Monday, definitely a good start!

JennyM I just read this and was surprised how much I enjoyed it. Glad you also enjoyed it 😊 2mo
Andrew65 A great start, well done. 🙌 2mo
55 likes1 stack add2 comments
quote
TheSpineView
post image
62 likes1 stack add
quote
EadieB
post image
Ruthiella The quippiest author ever! (edited) 2mo
72 likes2 stack adds1 comment
quote
La_Cori
post image

"Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic. Worlds had to be in travail, that the meanest flower might blow."

BarbaraBB Great photo and quote! 2mo
La_Cori @BarbaraBB thanks! 2mo
48 likes2 comments
blurb
CoffeeNBooks
post image
OriginalCyn620 I like what you did there! 😝❤️📚 2mo
emz711 😍❤❤ 2mo
87 likes4 stack adds3 comments
review
JennyM
post image
Pickpick

I went with a bit of pithy, oh-so-English sarcasm for my #publicdomain. And with that I‘m all done for #Booked2019 🤗 (although I‘ll still post my season selections at the end of each quarter throughout the year).

I‘ve so loved this challenge - thanks to you fabulous ladies for hosting it😘😘😘

erzascarletbookgasm Wow! Well done! 👏🎉📚 3mo
KarenUK Well done you! 👍💕😘 3mo
4thhouseontheleft Way to go!! 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
See All 15 Comments
mreads Congratulations and I might steal this one I didn't have a public domain book figured out yet 3mo
BarbaraBB How fast! Well done 🎈 3mo
Tanisha_A Youuu! Reading machine! 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Wowza! Good on you for finishing so quickly! 🎉 📕 🎉 📕 👏 👏 3mo
Kalalalatja You are so fast! Well done 👏👏👏 3mo
BiblioLitten Awesome!! 🎉💕 3mo
Cinfhen I seem to have once again missed a TON of posts!!! Well done 🙌🏻‼️ 2mo
JennyM @Cinfhen never worry, you have had a few other things going on, Cindy 😘 How is hubbie? And you, are you looking after yourself too? 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much for asking!! Thank God, hubs is doing well. He went into work yesterday and today, so it seems like we are getting back on track😉☺️ 2mo
Cinfhen I finished my challenge too!!! I‘m already thinking of prompts for 2020 😂😂😂 2mo
JennyM @Cinfhen phew! Glad things are starting to return to normal. It‘s been a bumpy few weeks! And yey for completing the challenge...can‘t wait for next year. It was so much fun, and I read so many great books as a result. Thanks for all you do xx 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks 😘😘 it was a rough few weeks but what doesn‘t kill us, makes us stronger 💪🏼💋 2mo
68 likes1 stack add15 comments
review
rjsthumbelina
post image
Mehso-so

I started this book quite a while back and realized I had never finished it. So today I sat down and finished it. I am sad that I didn‘t really enjoy it. I wanted to love it, since I really like Wilde as a historical figure. But it falls kind of...flat for me. Kind of man versus self in the most boring way. I mostly don‘t like explorations of vanity. But I did at least like how the story ended.

review
Dominyka
Pickpick

Interesting characters, ingaging storyline and deep meaning

review
Cityofamber
post image
Pickpick

Such a great book 😊

SmartSassery This edition is beautiful! 1mo
16 likes1 comment
quote
Lcsmcat
post image

“He wanted to be where no one would know who he was. He wanted to escape from himself.” #fugitive #quotsymay19 @TK-421

jewright Love this book! 3mo
59 likes1 stack add1 comment
quote
VioletMoonBooks
post image

The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn. 🌹🎨
#ThePictureOfDorianGray #OscarWilde #firstline #openingline #funko #funkopop #popvinyl #Tigger #FreddyFunko #book #books #bookyourself #bookunion #bookutopia #Classics #Fiction #Horror #Fantasy 💕💕💕

17 likes1 stack add
blurb
VioletMoonBooks
post image
blurb
La_Cori
post image

This is one of my oldest book in my TBR shelf.. I think it's time for me to read it! 📚🤓

PurpleyPumpkin I really enjoyed this book when I read it many moons ago. Maybe it‘s time for a reread!😉 3mo
ElaineHowlin Its a great story i hope you enjoy it 3mo
La_Cori @PurpleyPumpkin @ElaineHowlin 👍👍 so far so good.. 3mo
Buechersuechtling Back in school I saw it as an theatre play. I don‘t know why during the last few months I often thought of reading it as a book. Until now I never did. Maybe I will do when I can get a hold on a copy during my next bookshop visit – wheneverwhenever this may be. 2mo
47 likes4 comments
blurb
VioletMoonBooks
post image
16 likes1 stack add
blurb
rohit-sawant
post image

“Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.”
#LustForLife
#MayMovieMagic
@Cinfhen
Art via https://pin.it/fbwwbavielab6j

Cinfhen It‘s on that list of mine #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime 3mo
50 likes2 comments
blurb
marleed
post image

Will you still love me
When I'm no longer young and beautiful?

Litsy Challenge Day 4: #MayMovieMagic #YoungAndBeautiful
#BookToMovie
@cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Cinfhen Yay!! So glad you joined in!! 4mo
KristenDuck Never saw this movie but I loved the book 4mo
marleed The movie version I saw was many moons ago as a kid. I was afraid of massive old portraits for years after! 4mo
rohit-sawant Great pick! 👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
marleed @rohit-sawant Thanks! This book came immediately to mind when I pondered those lyrics. I couldn‘t apply it to anything else until I posted about Dorian. Having done that I realized even my current read fit the day‘s challenge! 4mo
40 likes2 stack adds5 comments
blurb
OriginalCyn620
post image

This is one of my fave books, and as far as #shallow characters go, Dorian has to be at the top of the list. #amonthofsongs

tammysue Lovely photo 🌸 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 💗😘 4mo
43 likes4 comments
quote
erzascarletbookgasm
post image

“It is only shallow people who require years to get rid of an emotion. A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”

This is the early stages where Dorian has started to change under Lord Henry's influences..

#AMonthOfSongs #Shallow

rohit-sawant Great post! 🖤 4mo
OriginalCyn620 I love this book! And Dorian is definitely shallow. Nice choice! 👌🏻 4mo
GripLitGrl 👏👏great choice! Great book❤ 4mo
73 likes1 stack add3 comments
quote
LiterRohde
post image

“I am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die. I am jealous of the portrait you have painted of me. Every moment that passes takes something from me and gives something to it. Oh, if it were only the other way! If the picture could change, and I could be always what I am now! It will mock me some day - mock me horribly!”

#AnglophileApril | 23: #SupermassiveBlackHole

📷: Made with Typorama

Cinfhen 🖤🖤🖤 4mo
Mdargusch Nice! 🌑🖤🌑 4mo
Reviewsbylola I freakin love that! 4mo
emilyhaldi Great book!!! 4mo
64 likes4 comments
review
London_St_J
Pickpick

Dissertation and pleasure

blurb
Rhelia
post image

“Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope.” ~ Oscar Wilde. This is one of my favorite books of all time, not only for the plot and the meaning, but also for the beautiful writing that is a joy to read. #oscarwilde #doriangray #tea

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more!#LitsyWelcomeWagon 4mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 4mo
Rhelia @LitsyWelcomeWagon Thank you so much! 4mo
See All 10 Comments
Rhelia @RaimeyGallant Thank you! 🥰 4mo
CoffeeNBooks One of my favorite books! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4mo
Rhelia @CoffeeNBooks Thank you!!!! 😊 4mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 4mo
Rhelia @rather_be_reading Thank you so much! 🥰 4mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 4mo
Rhelia @Eggs Thank you! 4mo
9 likes10 comments
quote
toofondofbooks
post image
review
HOTPock3tt
post image
Pickpick

#StackAttack2019 This was THAT book for me. I‘ve wanted to read it since I was 14 years old.... it absolutely did not disappoint. Brilliantly written, with a unique story. Gotta admit I love reading about dandy‘s. ☺️ and love the banter in this book plus the surprise ending.
Trigger warnings:
1) Misogyny
2) Racially biased descriptions (not as much as the misogyny but still there)

54 likes2 stack adds
review
Exterminate1977
Pickpick

4/5 I really enjoyed this book

quote
The_Old_Astronomer
post image

blurb
Qpri
post image

I got this classic from Project Gutenberg on a whim, and it turned out to be an easy read! Really enjoyed the constant sparring between idealism and cynicism.
(Pic: To avoid any dangerous soul-swapping, just an empty frame 😛)

23 likes2 stack adds
blurb
LaraReads
post image

When you need to finish your online training before your upcoming CPR class, but you have JUST ONE MORE #booked2019 winter book to finish. There‘s no teacher here to scold me for not paying attention, so... 🤷🏻‍♀️

46 likes1 stack add
blurb
BooknerdsLife
post image

#Celtic & #Legend #LiteraryLuck @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Sorry I‘m always late on this😅 Here are some of my favourite authors : Oscar Wilde & Bram Stoker! And my daughter highly recommends Derek Landy whom we have met a few times here in Sydney,Australia and love his talks about his books and writings! Check out these books if you haven‘t yet. #Dracula #favouriteBook #booknerd #bibliophile #readinglife

BooknerdsLife Check this out if you want some darker magic, witty fantasy read (YA) or maybe middle school? 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 5mo
vkois88 This is a great photo! 5mo
BooknerdsLife @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you so much! 😘💜 5mo
29 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
Becca95
post image

Does anyone ever turn to a book when you‘re feeling stressed/anxious? I try to use reading as a way to help me calm down in certain situations. Immersing myself in someone else‘s story has always been my happy place ✨

Cathythoughts Absolutely agree ... 👍🏻♥️ that‘s one good thing about reading ...and there are many more .. it‘s a Win - Win 😍 (edited) 5mo
TrishB Always ❤️ 5mo
Caroline2 Yep! Works for me! 👍🏻 5mo
Lcsmcat Me too 🙋🏻‍♀️ 5mo
Mdargusch Absolutely! 👍🏼 5mo
43 likes5 comments
review
aliannedonnelly
Bailedbailed

The first classic I bailed on this year and it's for a pet peeve of mine that I just couldn't overlook. I could get behind the characters and the plot, but the writing itself frustrated me to no end. Literally every time someone spoke, they said the listener's name, even if no one else was in the room. If I could edit those names out of the dialogues somehow, I would go back and finish the book. As it is, I can't take it.

blurb
BiblioLitten
post image

London is a dream destination, and these are two of my favourite books set in it.
#marchintothe70s #londoncalling #classics #wishlist

Cinfhen Gotta love the classics 6mo
batsy That cover of Mrs Dalloway 😍 6mo
Tanisha_A @batsy Yess 😍! 6mo
readordierachel Echoing @batsy and @Tanisha_A That Mrs Dalloway is just gorgeous! 6mo
BiblioLitten @readordierachel This was also my profile pic for a long time. I never knew it was a book cover. I love it too! @batsy @Tanisha_A 6mo
68 likes5 comments
blurb
Becca95
post image

Started this one today! Loving the cover 💖
.
#oscarwilde #thepictureofdoriangray

Buechersuechtling I never read this but I remember that I attended an English speaking theatrical performance back at school when I was in 9th or 10th grade and I really loved it. So maybe this is one of the classics that‘s worth giving it a reading try. 6mo
Becca95 @Buechersuechtling Yes, 100% give it a read! I‘m halfway through and loving it 🌟🌟 6mo
40 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
Kalalalatja
post image

Dorian Gray, #youresovain you probably think this post is about you. And, granted, it is. But some humility would suit you 💁‍♂️

#MarchIntoThe70s

jhod 😂 6mo
Libby1 😃 6mo
Lizpixie Nice choice👍 6mo
See All 9 Comments
julesG 😂😂 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great pick! 6mo
Cinfhen Planning on reading this book, later this year for #publicDomain #Booked2019 🤞🏼🤞🏼 6mo
Billypar Love the cover of this edition- extra creepy! 6mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen I really enjoyed it, and it is short, too! 🙌 @Billypar it came up on Google, and I couldn‘t resist 😄 6mo
77 likes9 comments
blurb
baberj

Reading Irish authors for March book club.

hwestfall I think I am going to read Oscar Wilder too! I haven't read anything of his. 6mo
baberj @hwestfall I haven't either 6mo
hwestfall Okay, I almost want to delete my comment because of my phone's autocorrect. It's Wilde not Wilder 🙄 6mo
baberj I didn't even notice 6mo
3 likes4 comments
quote
Landslide
post image
review
Naya
post image
Pickpick

Amazing book.

review
KristenDuck
post image
Pickpick

Be careful what you wish for might be an old saying, but old sayings stick around for a reason, don‘t they?

Dorian Gray is saddened when his portrait is painted and he realizes he will never again be this young or handsome. He then wishes to remain young forever. Now, every time he sins, that once beautiful portrait seems to be gaining an unbecoming mark.

Oscar Wilde‘s writing style is nothing short of breathtaking, and I enjoyed every page.

CoffeeNBooks This is one of my favorite books! I love Oscar Wilde! 6mo
KristenDuck @CoffeeNBooks I was blown away by this book. I couldn‘t believe I hadn‘t even heard of it until I was thirty!! 6mo
102 likes9 stack adds2 comments
review
Soulthisty63
Pickpick

I'm trying to read more classics and I'm happy I read this. So well written and searches the effects of the human soul and vanity.

1 like1 stack add
blurb
abbielistenstobooks
post image

Interesting to assess how far I've come on this list this year! Let's start with this one, which was a book club pick. #PBNread2019

blurb
abbielistenstobooks
post image

Okay... working on #PBNread2019... Here's an unaltered pic for anyone who wants to play along!

review
Laurenwedge
Pickpick

Lets be clear when I say that I hate being forced to read. With a fiery passion. So as you can imagine, when I actually read a book I am forced to read, and end up actually LIKING IT, it must be good. The Picture of Dorian Gray was quite possibly one of the best books I‘ve ever read, if not THE best. The plot was engaging, the characters were interesting, it was witty, and there seemed to be... *read full review on my goodreads*

CoffeeNBooks Another favorite. I love Oscar Wilde! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon #LitsyWelcomeWagon 7mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!📚📖💜💛💙 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 7mo
Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy!📖📚💚 7mo
9 likes5 comments
blurb
Eggs
post image

#reflection #anewchapter @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
"Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic."

Jee_HookedOnBookz What a beautiful illustration! 7mo
abbielistenstobooks There are so many gorgeously rich sentences in that book! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 7mo
CoffeeNBooks Great picture! This is one of my favorite books! I've read it several times. 7mo
98 likes4 comments
review
CorLie
Pickpick

This wasn't the book that I was expecting. I'd heard so much about this book, even used it as a metaphor, but never actually read it. It's much more complex and deeper than I'd anticipated. (After all, "The Importance of Being Earnest" it's just a beautiful piece of fluff).
I'm not entirely sure what I feel. The book is brilliant and the prose is lovely. I'll want to read it again some year.

#PenguinClassicReadingChallenge2019

9 likes1 stack add