The young and devilishly handsome Dorian Gray is in a predicament.

A friend has painted a beautiful painting of him, and the paintings fate is linked to Dorian’s soul.

Dorian Gray

MyBookLook Summary:

The young and devilishly handsome Dorian Gray is in a predicament.

A friend has painted a beautiful painting of him, and the painting’s fate is linked to Dorian’s soul.

An up and coming young man enters the world of culture and upper class. Falling into the trap of hedonism, Dorian Gray venues on a quest of sin and questioning his salvation, living in luxury and dwelling in depravity.

But all this sin-filled living must take its toll on a man’s soul. However, it doesn’t. Rather Dorian’s sins weighing on his shoulders, they weigh on the shoulders of the painting.

What would a man do without the suffering of sin bearing down on him?

Can a man survive, live forever, or would it destroy him? Is Dorian Gray beyond salvation?

MyBookLook Review:

While the Picture of Dorian Gray is held as a classic work of fiction, it has the potential to lose readers due to its dated language and references. And if not that, others will be lost in the complex ideas and long monologues and responses to characters.

But it is not all bad. The patient and steadfast reader will find a worthy character reflection and examination on the power of hedonism and the weight of a man’s sins on his soul.

While told in a bygone time and tongue, truly these subjects need to be revived and relearned again.

MyBookLook Quote:

The soul is a terrible reality. It can be bought, and sold, and bartered away. It can be poisoned, or made perfect. – Dorian Gray

MyBookLook Rating:

3 out of 5 stars

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