The way dorian's social aspirations lead to his downfall therefore makes the novel an interesting moral commentary rather than pursuing, as dorian does, pleasure for its own sake with no regard for any people he may harm – such as his first love, the actress sybil vane – wilde presents in dorian's exploits an example of a man whose hedonistic principles should not be followed. The story of dorian gray and his mysterious painting is one of the best tales put to paper, and at first, the first act is set up rather well and the character development is rather nice. 809 the picture of dorian gray, oscar wilde the picture of dorian gray is a philosophical novel by oscar wilde, first published complete in the july 1890 issue of lippincott's monthly magazine.
The picture of dorian gray is an adaptation of oscar wilde's novel, and captures the tone of the story nicely but misses something in translation, namely wilde's remarkable prose it's a strange tale, about morality and art, with touches of diabolism and the supernatural, exquisitely rendered in language that is both breathtakingly poetic and strangely concrete.
Book review the picture of dorian gray “the picture of dorian gray”, written in 1890 by oscar wilde, is set in great britain during the victorian age the story takes place both in london and in the countryside and both in the rich and the poor part of london.
The picture of dorian gray is a gothic novel and philosophical novel by oscar wilde, first published complete in the july 1890 issue of lippincott's monthly magazine   fearing the story was indecent, the magazine's editor without wilde's knowledge deleted roughly five hundred words before publication. The picture of dorian gray, wilde's only novel, was published on 20 june 1890 in the july edition of lippincott's, as a novella of 13 chapters, and was the leading contribution to the magazine several british reviewers condemned the book for immorality. The picture of dorian gray not rated | 1h 50min | drama , fantasy , horror | 3 march 1945 (usa) a corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.
However the nature of this truly great and essential novel means that the picture of dorian gray is, and will continue to be, oscar wilde’s most accessible work, and the perfect introduction to this marvellous writer irvine welsh, 2007 prophetic words: 2009 saw a remake entitled dorian gray, starring colin firth and ben barnes.