Dorian Gray…Oh, Dorian.

Just a quick update.

As you all know, I’m reading The Picture of Dorian Gray. The book’s first eight chapters were great. Now, however, things seem to be progressing rather slowly and I’m losing interest. I hope it picks up soon.

Also, Lord Henry is annoying. His insights in the first few chapters were intriguing, but I’m not a fan of how Dorian is letting Lord Henry influence him in various ways. I suppose that’s one of the points of the story, though.

Oh well. The only way to know how it ends is to keep pushing on!

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  1. You are approaching the oddly different Chapter 11 in which Wilde describes Dorian’s immersion into perfumes, music, jewels, and embroideries. This can be seen, amongst other things, as Wilde’s nod to an important source novel: À rebours (1884) by the French writer Joris-Karl Huysmans, the model for Dorian’s yellow book, in which the hero has a similar period. These passages hardly advance the plot—they are the montage sequence in the middle of movie, that’s all.

    John Cooper
    https://oscarwildeinamerica.wordpress.com

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