On November 30, 1900, Oscar Wilde passes away. His life work left us with multiple essays, plays, and short fictional works. His one novel though is The Picture of Dorian Gray. It is a gothic work as it examines the paranormal and moral effects of Dorian Gray selling his soul so he may possess eternal youth and beauty. Oscar Wilde saw himself in his only novel. He is quoted as having written “Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be—in other ages, perhaps.”

Book Title: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Book Author: Wilde, Oscar

Dewey Decimal Call Number: FIC WIL

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