Book Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Year of First Publication: 1891 Year of Publication for This Edition: 2015 Number of Pages: 214 Publisher: Barnes and Noble Genre: Fiction Sub-Genres: Gothic fiction, Horror Subjects: Art, Morality, Society Although I didn’t exactly plan it this way, the irony of my reviewing The Picture of Dorian Gray on the week of Halloween isn’t lostContinue reading “Book Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde”

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Update on Dorian Gray and a Question

I just finished The Picture of Dorian Gray last night and as promised, a review is in the works. In the meantime, I have a question for you. In Oscar Wilde’s preface to the novel, he states: There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badlyContinue reading “Update on Dorian Gray and a Question”

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First Impressions: The Picture of Dorian Gray

So, this post is a bit late. I usually do my “First Impressions” posts after reading only a chapter or two of a new book, but this time, my interest in reading exceeded my patience for blogging. I am now at Chapter 8 of The Picture of Dorian Gray, which puts me near the halfwayContinue reading “First Impressions: The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Summer Reading

Seeing as everyone and her sister is writing a summer reading list—and because this is the first time in a long time that I’ve actually planned out my reading—I thought I’d give you a peek at the books that will be crowding my nightstand for the next few weeks. I never understood why one’s readingContinue reading “Summer Reading”

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Why We Need Science Fiction

If you had told me about a year ago that Ray Bradbury would become one of my favorite authors, that I would be devouring The Illustrated Man like it was a Whitman’s Sampler, and would look for more of the same, my response would have been something along the lines of β€œDo you know me?”Continue reading “Why We Need Science Fiction”

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Famous Last Words: Oscar Wilde

“My wallpaper and I are fighting aΒ duelΒ to the death. One or the other of us has to go.” Ah, Oscar Wilde. Even in death, he was a clever monkey. These may not have been his very last words, but they’re pretty close to them. Via Book Wilde. Image Credit: Project Gutenberg.

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