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the picture of dorian gray

Post Number:#1 by Megz_hayes
» 15 May 2011, 15:20

Hi
im a new member on here and thought id ask for the general opinion on 'the picture of dorian gray' by Oscar Wilde?
Im only a few chapters in but finding it difficult to maintain concentration and interest so is it worth the struggle of carrying on??
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Post Number:#2 by Lola82
» 15 May 2011, 16:16

Hi, welcome!

It took me a few tries to get into the novel too. I finished it and have since reread it a few times. It is definitely worth it. It's such an amazing novel. I think it's definitely worth the trek through it. It does get easier.
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Post Number:#3 by Gannon
» 16 May 2011, 18:04

I agree with Lola82. You may have to read it a couple of times (it is only a short book) but it is very rewarding. Fantastic book, Wilde shows what amazing imagination and beautiful style he has.
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Post Number:#4 by MandyMe
» 24 Sep 2012, 17:29

I also agree that The Picture of Dorian Gray was a great book. It really forces one to think on their actions and imagine what their portrait might look like.

Oscar Wilde is one of my favorite authors. If you like satiric works written in a scintillating tone then he is the author for you. I greatly enjoyed An Ideal Husband and his fairy tale, The Happy Prince.
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Post Number:#5 by ralfy
» 25 Sep 2012, 10:12

It's a fine work, and you may see it in light of the film version from the 1940s.
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Post Number:#6 by samsmum
» 19 Oct 2012, 15:26

I have always wanted to read this ... had several copies and ended up 'lending' them and not getting them back :)
shall search the charity shop shelves with earnest this weekend :)
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Post Number:#7 by SPReader16
» 29 Jan 2016, 15:20

This is my all time favorite book. I have recommended it to a few people who were not fans of it, so it might depend on your taste. I tend to read a lot of classics and historical literature. If you are looking for casual reading this might be a little heavy, but it is short enough to read in one sitting.
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Post Number:#8 by KingPhillip
» 21 Feb 2016, 16:23

I read this book, it was a good read
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Post Number:#9 by Lillian Martin
» 25 May 2016, 20:31

Oh my goodness, this has got to be one of my favorite books ever. I currently have one copy where I just highlight all my favorite quotes. Put your favorite one from this book down in the thread and I'll highlight them and write your username next to it!
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