March 2013 Classic Book Discussion

  • March 6, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Title: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Genre: Fiction – Gothic
Year of Publication: 1890
Approximate Page Count: 176 pages
Summary: This celebrated novel traces the moral degeneration of a handsome young Londoner from an innocent fop into a cruel and reckless pursuer of pleasure and, ultimately, a murderer. As Dorian Gray sinks into depravity, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait reflects the ravages of crime and sensuality. The Picture of Dorian Gray is considered a work of classic gothic fiction with a strong Faustian theme.
Suggested by: Michal W.


Author and Book Presentation: Pam
Discussion Questions: One volunteer is needed to lead the discussion with questions. If interested, please contact the Organizer.

LAST UPDATE: March 2, 2012

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  • Anthony

    "Even"... "because of"... what's the difference? :-)

    March 8, 2013

  • Pam N.

    Check out this link to Wikipedia's entry on Lord Alfred Douglas for more info on his relationship to Wilde and how it relates to The Portrait of Dorian Gray:

    March 7, 2013

  • Jeff G

    Even?! You mean "because of", don't you? ;-)

    In fact, I arrived at a (different) conclusion about the book as a result of the discussion!

    March 7, 2013

  • Anthony

    Even with varying opinions, the discussion was fun. :-)

    March 7, 2013

  • Jeff G

    Excellent discussion. Now if I only had time to read your books!

    March 7, 2013

  • Diana M.

    I found the book difficult to read, and too sexist/negative.
    Diana McMullen

    March 6, 2013

  • Livia E.

    Will attend the contemporary discussion.

    February 22, 2013

  • Diana M.

    I'll be there after a long absence.
    Diana McMullen

    December 27, 2012

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