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The youthful beautiful Dorian Gray. Vanity at its finest. Dorian is left with a nice inheritance and acquired Lord Henry and the painter Basil as friends. Basil envies Dorian and when Dorian sits for a painting Basil pours everything into the painting. One that that happens to poor Dorian is the painting shows Dorian for his true self. Dorian never ages or changes but the picture does. Every evil thing that Dorian does shows up on the face of the painting. Dorian doesn’t want the world to see him for who he truly is so he hides away the painting. After years of struggling with hiding Dorian finally faces the painting for who he has truly become. The painting is so horrible it forces Dorian to kill himself.
This book was going to receive a lower review because parts were dry and very hard to follow but the last half of the book wraps up the story nicely.
Some good quotes from the book:
“Man is many things, but he is not rational.”
“When a woman marries again, it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored hist first wife, Women try their luck; men risk theirs.” Now this quote comes from Lord Henry who loves to push everyone’s buttons, but this quote I think he was being true to himself.