The Picture of Dorian Gray

April 17, 2019
Oscar Wilde
1890
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photo by
Thomas Young
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We'll read the opening to, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" written by Oscar Wilde and first published in 1890. The Gothic and philosophical story was considered offensive and indecent by Victorian English sensibilities.It was thus censored, sparking much controversy. The title character, Dorian Gray, sells his soul to make a portrait of himself age, rather than himself.