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”
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”
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“
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”
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 “Do you know me?”Continue reading “Why We Need Science Fiction”
“My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel 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.