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!
Current Mood: calm
Current Music: statues and stories, light in the piazza