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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 2 months ago

A picture of dorian grey?

is this book any good? i found this in some books given by a family member. im bored

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes! It's very good. 

    By the way it's called "The Picture", not "A Picture".

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  • Huh?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It is a very good book and, as Victorian fiction goes, quite easy to read.  I read it several years ago.

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  • chorle
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Not a bad book, I had listened to it when SFF Audio Podcast had reposted a LibriVox dot org reading of it. You could read or listen to the a couple of chapters and see it you like it. 

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  • Diana
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Its a classic horror story.  Your library may also provide e-books for you to read online.  

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  • 2 months ago

    By the time you'd posted the question and waited for half a dozen answers you could have been half way through the book already.

    Why not give it a try anyway? Don't expect action but it is creepy ...

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  • Athena
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes it is, as are the half dozen or so movies they made from it.

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  • Elaine
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I enjoyed the story but do keep in mind it is more a story about character than fast paced action. In some ways  Dorian Grey" can be seen as a morality tale.  That being said Wilde has excellent insights into human nature. 

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  • Zac Z
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Read the book years ago because I'm interested in genre fiction and thought I should be familiar with some of the classics.

    I must say that I expected more, plotwise. However, the book is definitely worth reading because it's full with witty, quotable lines! Oscar Wilde was simply brilliant!

    PS: You're talking about "The Picture of Dorian Gray", not "A Portrait of Dorian Grey", right?

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  • Stella
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Go ahead and read it.

    But you might find it a good example of telling and not showing as is the case in many stories of that time.

    Which may prove useful if you're ever asked to provide an example of such.

    Many sympatheties to your boredom.

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  • martin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You should be bored. Stories now are best told by the movies.

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