Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray

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SUMMARY of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Basil Hallward paints a picture of his pure and beautiful friend Dorian Gray. It is the best portrait Basil has ever drawn. While posing for it, Dorian met Lord Henry, another friend of Basil s, who has a bad influence on him. He tells to be vain and to enjoy his life before his beauty declines. So he wishes the picture to get old instead of himself, and he would give away his soul for it. Very soon, he shares Henry s paradoxical conceptions and philosophies and adopts his hedonistic and decadent lifestyle. Then, Dorian falls in love with Sibyl Vane, a young and beautiful actress. The night he brings his friends to the theater to introduce them to her, she acts quite badly. She actually reveals her own character but he actually loved ...

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