Nella Londra del XIX secolo l'affascinante Dorian Gray custodisce un terribile segreto. Ha stipulato un patto con il demonio: rimarrà eternamente giovane e bello e sarà il suo meraviglioso ritratto a invecchiare per lui, perdendo grazia e bellezza, corrompendosi in smorfie di dolore e di rimorso, mostrando quanto è profondo e oscuro il burrone dove la sua anima continua a cadere. Un'anima votata al culto della bellezza che vorrebbe eterna, sedotta dai piaceri e dagli eccessi, schiava di un desiderio che brucia e travolge ogni ostacolo e ogni remora. Un'anima che si illude che sia vita infinita questo perdimento, e che invece, alla fine, incrocerà una ben diversa Verità.
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Oh Dorian. Oh Dorian. When I first read this book in the fruitless years of my youth I was excited, overwhelmed and a blank slate (as Dorian is, upon his first encounter with Lord Henry) easily molded, persuaded, influenced, etc. Certain Wildisms (Wildeisms?) would take my breath away. Would become my Leggi tutto
Arguably literature's greatest study of shallowness, vanity, casual cruelty and hedonistic selfishness, Wilde lays it down here with ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!! This was my first experience in reading Oscar Wilde and the man’s gift for prose and dialogue is magical. This story read somewhat like a dar
"The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself. The reason I will not exhibit this picture is that I am afraid that I have shown in it the secret of my own soul." And so b
This book reminded me why I hate classics. Like Frankenstein, it starts out with a great premise: what if a portrait bore the brunt of age and sin, while the person remained in the flush of youth? How would that person feel as they watched a constant reminder of their true nature develop? And like Fr Leggi tutto
Facts that I know for sure: 1. I got this edition because I'm a slave to the aesthetics and that's exactly the kind of motive the ghost of Oscar Wilde would approve of 2. It’s safe to assume that no matter what I’m doing, at any given moment in time, at least 20% of my brain capacity is perpetually de Leggi tutto
2021 - I re-read this for university and loved it even more the second time round... Lord Henry is a paradigmatic sophist and his epigrams are delightful (partly because it's easy to forget that he is more rhetoric than truth). The connection between youthful appearance and character is also so fasc Leggi tutto
So I read all of Wilde's plays a couple of years ago but for some reason I never read this at the time. This is probably the number one most requested book for me to read. So I read it. Are ya happy now!? ARE YA!? I really rather enjoyed this. Well, obviously. I mean, did you honestly think I wasn't Leggi tutto
”He grew more and more enamoured of his own beauty, more and more interested in the corruption of his own soul.” I think I must have been about fifteen when I read “The Picture of Dorian Gray” for the very first time and I was totally blown away by it. There was this book, written in such a beautiful Leggi tutto
I finished reading this last night, and afterwards I spent an entire hour staring into space so I could contemplate over the majesty of this work. It left me speechless. This book is exquisite; it is an investigation into the human soul, the power of vanity and the problems of living a life with not Leggi tutto
بسهولة شديدة يستحيل البياض سواد لكن كم هو صعب إعادة البياض لقلب اسود مختوم بالمعاصي..مفتون بالاثام..كقلبك يا دوريان♥هذا وجهه سمح و ملامحه وضاءة تشع نور و هذا وجهه فظ غليظ خشن حجب نورههل وجوهنا تحمل اثامنا؟هل تجاعيدنا =خطايانا بالطبع لا☆ و الا لما كان في اللغة تعبيرات مثل و أسفر عن وجهه. .او اماط الل Leggi tutto
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