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The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde
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CoffeeNBooks
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#CoverLove #Gray One of my favorite books and one of my favorite authors!
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🩶 4d
Eggs Brilliant 🩶🩶 4d
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CrowCAH
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Pickpick

An interesting text that deals little with the actual picture itself and more on the psychology of the human lust for pleasure without conscious.

I can‘t wait to discuss the book at club next week.

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AkashaVampie
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Just finished listening to the tagged book. Very interesting read. They mentioned in the story about a book poisoning someone. So I thought, could this happen? I decided to come on here and ask all of u lovely littens. What do you think?

BookLove4Ever When I read that book I thought he was such a little punk. 😂 Books can put me in a good mood or bad mood depending on the book. Otherwise people see what they want to see. 🤷‍♀️ 5mo
shortsarahrose I haven‘t read Dorian Grey, so I can‘t speak to how they mean poison, but in the 19th century, some book bindings actually contained arsenic! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poison_Book_Project#:~:text=P.... 5mo
swynn Well, there was this murder in The Name of the Rose... 5mo
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Littlewolf1
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Pickpick

4.3⭐️ I was introduced to Serial Reader @Roary47 which is what I‘m using to complete my classic countdown for the year. I really like how it breaks down the classic by issues that you read once a day. I have always wanted to read this book in super excited that I finished my last issue tonight. Looking forward to my next classic February.

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Bookbuyingaddict
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“Only two kinds of people who are really fascinating 🧐 those who know everything and those who know nothing “ 😆 some things don‘t change then !
#quoteoftheday
#thepictureofdoriangrey
#oscarswisewords
Only dull people are brilliant 🤩 at breakfast 🍳 is another of my favs 😀

Kitta This is my favorite book for tidbits like that 😂 8mo
Bookbuyingaddict @Kitta how‘s Aruba 🇦🇼? I‘d love to go but our direct flights from the uk 🇬🇧 are v limited 🙁it‘s a flight ✈️ via Holland 🇳🇱 which makes it almost 18 hours which puts me off ! Have a great time x x 8mo
Kitta It‘s great! I‘m mainly here to read on the beach and scuba dive. There‘s a direct flight from nyc (where I live) and it‘s only 4 hours so perfect for me. 8mo
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LiseWorks
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 📚 1y
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 1y
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BriannaT
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WE INTERRUPT THE READING OF MY LIBRARY BOOK TO SHOW OFF THIS GORGEOUS EDITION OF DORIAN GRAY I GOT AT A BOOKSTORE YESTERDAY

Clwojick 😍😮🤓 1y
dabbe 🤩 1y
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Cazxxx
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😂😂😂

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Kitta
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My all time favourite book, I‘m obsessed with the language and beauty of the writing. I even have an Oscar Wilde tattoo!

Runner up is The Power by Naomi Alderman. Both ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ in my book.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #alphabetgame #letterP

truthinfiction I left both of these after beginning. Although, I intend to pick back up Dorian Gray sometime soon. 2y
Kitta @truthinfiction everyone is different, there‘s some books people love that I can‘t stand 🤷🏻‍♀️. Although I hope you enjoy Dorian Gray if you pick it up again! 2y
truthinfiction @Kitta Thanks, I think I will. I did enjoy the book but I wasn't able to follow the philosophical discussions between Dorian and the other pretty boy. So, I left it off to come back to it when I would be better able to comprehend. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 2y
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Cazxxx
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#Alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

An all time favourite of mine 📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 2y
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fredthemoose
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ I got an assist on my August #LMPBC book when I found a great audio version for free on Audible! I connected more with the first half where there was more of a story and a plot. The second half was more meditative and seemed to hint at rather than describe a lot of the behavior, and I felt less connected to or invested in the characters at that point. Worth a read if you‘re interested in classics.

Twainy Oh no. I have this clothbound classic. 2y
fredthemoose @Twainy It‘s worth a read (or just keeping around for display purposes!)—I just wasn‘t that invested in most of the characters by the end and didn‘t care one way or another what happened. 2y
Twainy I‘m a character reader … I enjoyed the Big Finish radio plays … I bet it ends up a display piece. 2y
Kitta @Twainy this is one of my favourites! Everyone is different though so I‘d say give it a chance. 2y
Twainy @Kitta 😁 2y
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TheAromaofBooks
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Read this classic for #LMPBC and it was a really interesting one. A lot to ponder here on what "sin" really is and how self-absorption can change us. I felt like Wilde asked a lot more questions than he answered, but he would probably tell you that his job is to ask questions, not answer them lol
@fredthemoose this one is heading your way today!!
@BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @jimfields3

#MtTBR
#BookSpinBingo

KristiAhlers I really enjoyed this read. I picked it up years ago when I was watching Penny Dreadful on what was it showtime? Anyhow, I‘d realized I‘d never read it so did. It was very thought provoking. 2y
fredthemoose Hooray! I‘ll get mine out next week! 2y
eeclayton I enjoyed this one, too. And what a gorgeous copy! 😍 2y
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TheAromaofBooks @KristiAhlers - I really had no idea what to expect. My version had what I felt like were a reasonable amount of notes as well, which was helpful - the editor mostly was pointing out differences between the original publication in serial form and what Wilde changed a year later when he published the book as a whole, which turned out to be quite interesting. 2y
TheAromaofBooks @eeclayton - I was so excited to find this edition at the library discard sale earlier this year!! Can't beat a lovely hardcover for a quarter!! 2y
fredthemoose I got it today! Thanks!! 2y
TheAromaofBooks @fredthemoose - Glad it arrived safely!! Thank you for letting me know!! 2y
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DPgirl
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How gorgeous are these covers?!?! Can't afford to buy any this month though 😭

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Minervasbutler
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Pickpick

Basic story apart, it's the epigrams we all remember, nearly all courtesy of arch-cynic Lord Henry Wotton, but even leaving those aside (and the best of them manage to be simultaneously hilarious and thought-provoking), the precision of Wilde's descriptions are a joy. Camp as a weekend in Norfolk, of course, but strangely moving.

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BrieT2016
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Enjoying this book on my lunch break! 😊😊

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Reyzl

“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.”

Sharv_Sona Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 3y
Reyzl Thank you, @Sharv_Sona and @Lovelylottereader for inviting me🥰🌷🌷 3y
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Reyzl
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Undoubtedly, one of my favourite books by my beloved Oscar Wilde. “The Picture of Dorian Gray” is a remarkable literary portrait of human vanity in the context of Victorian England. Only Oscar Wilde could depict evil as something beautiful, charming and yet despicable. The film released in 1945 is also highly recommended.
(Image from History Extra)

Celticat I just reread this last month, I love Wilde! I have also been a longtime fan of the movie. 2y
Reyzl @Celticat it‘s nice to find people with the same love for Wilde! His books are unique and can be reread again and again and the movie captures much of the spirit of the book. On another note: Years ago, when I was in Paris, I visited his tomb. I left a white rose, and I kissed the sphinx as the tradition goes. An unforgettable experience. I recommend visiting Dublin too, if you haven‘t done it yet, as well as Oxford. His aura remains there. 2y
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IselaKay
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I really enjoyed this one, more than I expected!

It was full of wonderful prose, thoughtful exposition, interesting (and at times, annoying) characters, philosophical themes, and was a bit of a horror story as well—at least to me.

Recommend!

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ConfessionofaBookaholic
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SPOILERS FOR DISCUSSION! Just finished Picture of Dorian Grey for the first time and I‘m intrigued by the ending. Generally online I found the idea that when Dorian Grey stabs the portrait he absorbs all the fates of the image including the knife to the heart leaving the picture in tact.

I‘m wondering how many of you have other interpretations or thoughts?

My thoughts in comments. #booktalk

Also counting this for #teamslaughter @Clwojick

ConfessionofaBookaholic Personally I‘m wondering about the idea that they switched places and Dorian Grey is left trapped inside the painting… (edited) 3y
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zurazureen
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Interesting twist of fate of a man based on the friends he acquainted with

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Mourad
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Pickpick

Finally finished Dorian Gray which means it‘s time to go to the bookstore for more books! 🥰

Book was great, again like I said in a previous post I was inspired to read this after watching all of Penny Dreadful. Dorian in the book was more child- like in comparison to the show. Great ending and all around great read. I feel like I get bonus points for reading this during Pride month! 😂

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eeclayton
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A very simple and light-hearted cover to a complex and sinister book
#CuriousCovers #green
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Perfect 💚📗✅💚 3y
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Cazxxx
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TortelliAllaZucca
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⭐5/5
An absolute pick, I couldn't recommend this enough.
Oscar Wilde's writing is simply poetic.
The characters (Lord Henry especially) are fascinating.
The story also pulls you in, even if you already know what is going to happen.

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Tonton

Need a smile? This gave me much needed laugh 😆! https://lithub.com/50-very-bad-book-covers-for-literary-classics/

candority Hahaha some of those are hilarious! 😂 3y
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STORYBOOK-CAFE
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- The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history.

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CassieBloomie
Pickpick

Lets talk about the character Lord Henry: sometimes spitting straight facts (he gets the best lines in the book) and sometimes a no-good boring snooze-fest (no one wants to read through his gossip). Anyways stan Basil Hallward.

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BookishRedhead
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Christmas present from the sister.
I've tried a couple of classics which I didn't like so much.
Let's see how this goes.

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GatheringBooks
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TK-421 Great choice! I love the image too 💜 4y
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Valebecerrat
Pickpick

My favorite book!!! Loved it from start to finish❤️

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Bhavyaa

"The terror of society, which is the basis of morals, the terror of God, which is the secret of religion."

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GatheringBooks
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Cinfhen Love ALL OF THIS ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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AFrostCauseReads
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Weekly total for #scarathlon2020 and #teamharkness 284pts! (I forgot to add one for this post)

Total points for the whole month: 1,389!!!

Happy Halloween!!!! 🎃 ⚰️👻☠️📖🕯🧛🏻‍♀️🧙🏻🧟‍♀️

Thank you for hosting such a fun event!!! 🙏 😊

StayCurious Ha I love seeing your cartoons! Great job! 4y
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Cazxxx
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Mehso-so

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

TheNeverendingTBR Was a So-So from me too 😏 4y
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Cazxxx
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TheEllieMo
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The was the first book that came into my head when I saw #mortality as today‘s #SeptemberSenses prompt, though it is actually youthful immortality for which Gray trades his soul.

Eggs Great pick❣️ 4y
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CorgiBooks
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Mehso-so

The picture of Dorian gray suffers many of the same issues as most the literature of that century. It focuses heavily on waxing philosophies of different characters, such as the quite frankly insufferable Lord Harry, but dances around big events and the meat of the action. There were some sections I liked, but I found myself skimming large chunks of dialogue that just never seemed to progress anything.

Bubblebelle Oh my god like TWO PAGES just describing the various jewels and riches he‘d been given for being so beautiful SPARE ME 4y
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Martta
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Mehso-so

This entire book is sturctured to handle a person's fear of getting older. The whole story is about staying young and the characters are anoyingly immature and at the same time they are wishing to stay that way as long as possible. This really wasn't the right book for me. I think with a bit better characters the story would have worked much better.

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Martta
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I was hoping to love this but it is making me struggle. ☹🎧

Sparklemn I understand. I despised this book. 😝 4y
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TheSpineView
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wanderinglynn Love Oscar Wilde. ❤️ 4y
JenReadsAlot I picked this same quote! 4y
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TheSpineView @JenReadsAlot Great minds!😍 4y
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Susanita
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You know the story, but to get the full creepiness factor you need to read the book. And maybe watch the movie? #OscarWilde #AugustAuthors

TheBookDream I‘ve never seen that version! 4y
JazzFeathers The book has been in my TBR pile literary for decades. I should really find time for it. I'm quite curious about this film adaptation too. 4y
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Jen_Reads
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Kicking my day off with a classic.
#currentlylistening

SamAnne Reread earlier this year and had forgotten how much fun it is to read Oscar Wilde! 4y
JSW Ooooh a good one!! 4y
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OriginalCyn620
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Heathcliff, Dorian, and Dallas are #quintessential literary bad boys, and I love them all! 🖤
#beautifulwords

BayouGirl85 Listening to Dorian Gray right now. Really enjoying it. 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Can you take a picture of your Outsiders book and send it to me?? A good pic!! 😉 4y
OriginalCyn620 I‘ll try my best, Misty! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 I have faith in you!! 4y
revenge4porgy I tried reading it about 2 years ago. Unfortunately I felt like I had to “work too hard” to understand the plot. I bailed. One of the few times in my life that I‘ve never read a book all the way through. 4y
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reading_rainbow
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so excited to start this 🖤

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LyndyG
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This book was a trip.

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FantasyChick
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Pickpick

I learned a few things while listening to this book:

1. Dorian Gray is a spoiled little bitch
2. I like the story of Dorian more than the actual book
3. Simon Callow is the most fantastically dramatic narrator ever!
4. Seriously, Dorian Gray is such a whiny bitch!

#bookspinbonanza @TheAromaofBooks

MatchlessMarie 😂😂😂 4y
TheAromaofBooks I haven't read this classic yet, but at least now I know what to expect!! 😂 4y
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MicheleCroft

I am tired of myself tonight. I should like to be somebody else.
--Dorian Gray