Dorian Gray was just an innocent and handsome young man who on occasion acted as a muse to his friend Basil Hallward. Dorian was perfectly contented with his life as a socialite. Until he met Lord Henry Wotton who taught him that the most important things in life are beauty and youth. It is then that Dorian makes a prayer that no matter how old he gets, no matter how many sins he commits his face will not alter. Now Dorian sets on a path of lies, deception and murder until all that is left is a tarnished soul and a face that hides it.
When I was younger I loved to read Oscar Wilde’s children’s stories such as the happy prince or the selfish giant. His quotes are fantastic and I have no doubt that he is my favourite author. This book talks about a very different kind of story that at the time of writing would have been nigh on scandalous. This book is simply amazing and deserves all the praise that it has received over the last century or so. I firmly believe that this book is immortal and will appeal to every generation.
Teen Rating An amazing book that I will never grow tired of.