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09 August 2008 @ 04:21 pm
Our fourth book is...  

The only published novel by Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) is a tale of the moral decline of its title character, the impressive, young Dorian Gray. When Dorian has his portrait painted by Basil Hallward and wishes that he would stay youthful and handsome while his picture ages, his wish comes true. In exchange for this, Dorian gives up his soul and as time goes by the bad deeds that he commits are reflected in his painting and not him. Arguably Wilde's most popular work, the book has been referred to as 'one of the modern classics of Western literature.' - amazon.com and wikipedia.com.

Sorry to decide so fast after my last post, but I'm really looking forward to reading this-- I've heard good things about it. So pick up a copy and hopefully we can start reading before Kylah and I go away on Tuesday!
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ringbearer_89ringbearer_89 on August 10th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
Teehee, I just got my copy:) Five bucks at B&N! I'm ready to picture Dorian as Ben Barnes:)
Kirstenfreak4theater on August 10th, 2008 05:50 am (UTC)
Awesome. I'm getting mine tomorrow. Sweet deal, by the way, $5!
kylahbirdkylahbird on August 10th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
I'm excited for this one, I really like ol' Oscar, he's a crack up. And for the movie, CANNOT WAIT! Ben Barns AND Max Irons? Bring it on!