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The Picture of Dorian GrayAuthor: Oscar Wilde
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Dorian is a good-natured young man until he falls in with the immoral Lord Henry and discovers the power of his own exceptional beauty. As he gradually sinks deep into a frivolous, glamorous world of selfish luxury, he apparently remains physically unchanged by the stresses of his corrupt and decadent lifestyle and untouched by age. But up in his attic, hidden behind a curtain, his portrait tells a different story.
The Picture of Dorian Gray, written in 1891, was adapted for film and released in March 1945 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by Albert Lewin and starred George Sanders as Lord Henry Wotton and Hurd hatfield as Dorian Gray.
Wilde's witty prose, the lurking evil hidden within Dorian and the ominous presence of the painting all work together to create a Faustian-inspired story that you won't soon forget.
Review by: Alesha Evans