This is a quote from the book The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
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If you’re interested, you can read an excerpt from the book here.
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Summary
Here is the book summary from Goodreads:
In this celebrated work Wilde forged a devastating portrait of the effects of evil and debauchery on a young aesthete in late-19th-century England. Combining elements of the Gothic horror novel and decadent French fiction, the book centers on a striking premise: As Dorian Gray sinks into a life of crime and gross sensuality, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait grows day by day into a hideous record of evil, which he must keep hidden from the world. For over a century, this mesmerizing tale of horror and suspense has enjoyed wide popularity. It ranks as one of Wilde’s most important creations and among the classic achievements of its kind.
Copyright © 1890 by Oscar Wilde.
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