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Dorian

Will Self

Dorian

an imitation

by Will Self

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Published by Penguin Books in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gay men -- Fiction,
  • AIDS (Disease) -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Originally published: London: Viking, 2002.

    StatementWill Self.
    GenreFiction.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination278p. ;
    Number of Pages278
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22104148M
    ISBN 100140290567

    Lady Margaret apparently fell passionately in love and married a guy far below her social rank, and rumor has it that Lord Kelso arranged for his son-in-law to be killed in a duel. Basil's reaction enrages Dorian, and he murders the artist with a knife. Dorian continues, saying that he's altered presumably for the better. At home, Dorian begins to worry about what Henry said—is it true that people can't really change?

    Henry goes on, saying that Dorian has always been loved by the world, even when it denounced him; he says that Dorian is the ideal of their time, and that, though he's never created anything, his whole life has been art. It's important, and not just because it elicits questions like "What are they wearing? He can't believe that he himself will grow older every day, but the painting will never age, and he wishes it was the other way around—why can't the painting age as he stays the same? Dorian awakens late the next day feeling guilty for his treatment of Sibyl, and writes an impassioned love letter begging her forgiveness. After a couple of days of sulking, Dorian feels well enough to go outside.

    In the opium den, however, he hears someone refer to Dorian as "Prince Charming", and he accosts Dorian. Dorian is relieved that his enemy is out of the way, but this event sparks a kind of mid-life crisis: he begins to wonder if his vile but enjoyable lifestyle is worth it. The three men knock on the door, but there's no answer. Miffed, Basil asks if Dorian didn't like the portrait. Fortunately, Lord Henry arrives, which livens up the party a bit. Subscribe today One evening he runs into Basil, who tells him that there are rumours that he has destroyed the lives and reputations of many people.


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The young and impressionable Dorian is greatly moved by Lord Henry's words. He goes on in a fit of passion to tell her that she's basically worthless—he can't believe he ever loved her, and he wishes he hadn't.

Sibyl is stunned and horrified—she can't believe Dorian's saying this neither can we! Dorian panics and tries to deny it, but James is determined to kill him before he flees the country aboard a ship for India. Dorian awakens late the next day Dorian book guilty for his treatment of Sibyl, and writes an impassioned love letter begging her forgiveness.

The actress playing her is the most beautiful thing Dorian has ever seen—she's just seventeen, and she's so beautiful it brings tears to Dorian's eyes. Finally, Henry gets ready to go out for the evening; as he leaves, he thinks again about Dorian's splendid life, and wonders ominously how it will end.

Just as this picture shows viewers well, there's really only one viewer—Dorian himself the true nature of its subject, so too does Wilde's novel reveal Dorian's increasingly evil inner self to us, the readers.

To escape the guilt of his crime, Dorian goes to an opium den, where James Vane is unknowingly present. Dorian grows more and more distant from Basil, his former best friend, and develops his own interests. Lord Henry notices that, in his thoughtful daze, he's passed his aunt's house.

Henry, worried, tells him he should rest and not come down to dinner, but Dorian would rather be with the rest of the party than stay alone. Oh yeah, and he also thinks that women are pretty worthless—in his estimation, they're always hanging on to men, preventing them from attaining greatness.

He quickly checks to make sure he doesn't look like that; his actual face bears no such change. Vane thinks highly of Dorian, who she calls a "perfect gentleman. Finally, way out in the middle of nowhere, the cab deposits Dorian in a horrifying quarter of the city.

Even though he's supposed to hang out with Basil, Dorian asks if he can accompany Lord Henry, so he can listen to Henry talk some more. Dorian tries to explain his reasoning to Basil; he goes through the argument that Sibyl's suicide was a great romantic act, and, while he can appreciate it aesthetically, he's pretty much over it.

In a moment, Mr. However, for all its transgressive delights, The Picture of Dorian Gray could easily be read as a profoundly moral book, even a cautionary tale against the dangers of vice.

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Consequently, his modified wish to keep living as he did and just destroy the portrait is similarly a matter of destroying that other self. Thinking of his work, Basil asks Dorian to come sit for him again—he refuses. People talk about Dorian's "madness of pleasure" and his dreadful influence on the people around him, but that is of no consequence to him.A summary of Symbols in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.

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