The Picture of Dorian Gray • Oscar Wilde
212 pages • Ward, Lock, and Company • 1891
This classic book starts out well enough but Wilde looses control of the plot as it meanders toward its conclusion.
The Picture of Dorian Gray is an acknowledged classic in the canon of English literature. Reading it through one has to wonder why. It is not so much the book itself but the associations with the book’s author, his history.