The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

By Oscar Wilde

  • Release Date: 1889-12-31
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 2,962 Ratings


Dorian is a good-natured young man until he discovers the power of his own exceptional beauty. As he gradually sinks deep into a frivolous, glamorous world of selfish luxury, he apparently remains physically unchanged by the stresses of his corrupt lifestyle and untouched by age. But up in his attic, hidden behind a curtain, his portrait tells a different story.


  • Fantastic

    By Book Worm Becca
    Fantastic novel. This version is missing words in the Shakespeare passages. This is a very minor inconvenience and does not occur often. There are approximately 3-4 passages with words cut off in the entire novel.
  • Oh youth

    By Cubanoso
    The avalanche of epigrams drowns the book and makes many passages clunky. The best chapter is the trip to the opium den. The writing is more natural and more beautiful because it is not strained.
  • Beautiful chaotic tragedy

    By xoryanna
    Prideful? Yes. Does Wilde paint beautifully with words? Yes. I went into this book with no preconceived notions and was blown away with words and art there in. Lord Henry was the most loyal friend to Dorian, that type of loyalty and honesty is not always easy to come by.
  • Dorian

    By jummy112234
    Great book. Just one chapter was boring
  • Larry stylinson

    By Zalec Nathan
    Any one else only read cause of the Larry fanfic young and beautiful? Is an incredible book though didn’t like chapter 11 but it’s exquisite besides that
  • Wilde is one of the most amazing authors I’ve ever come across

    By Californian100
    Oscar Wilde could write a book about grass growing and I would read the whole series. Right from the very beginning of the book, Wilde’s writing is able to paint the story with surprising vivacity, originality, and depth through the scenery and mainly Gray’s introspection. It’s a bit hard to read at times for a person who does not enjoy watching characters consistently choosing to go down the wrong path, but it’s nevertheless worth a read.
  • My Review

    By David Bowie Jr
    Absolute masterpiece. A higher level read than most people born in my generation might be used to. Masterful nonetheless. A Diamond in a world filled with excrement and filth.
  • One of my favorite books

    By Lehmanma
    I simply cannot get over how much I enjoy this classic. Each time I read it, I find something new in a character that I enjoy/relate to.
  • kept me interested

    By josiahtollison
    this book kept me interested with its dialogue but when it comes to the narrator, it bored me; especially on the 11th chapter.
  • The Picture of Dorian Grey

    By bantrim
    Utterly enthralled, I saw the movie when I was a child and it made such an impression on me that I had to read the book. There were so many things I had forgotten or had not been in the movie. A wonderful read about the dangers of vanity and sin.