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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
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Apr 20, 2010

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bookshelves: spring-challenge, classics, audiobooks
Read from April 18 to 21, 2010

The Picture of Dorian Gray was also on my personal list of Classics-to-read-in-2010, and I really thought this would be a reread from high school years, but I apparently read an excerpt or abridged version, although I guess I could have forgotten that many things. The ending, of course, is indelibly imprinted in memory, as well as what I call the two major events - about the young girl, and her brother who comes for Dorian years later but is convinced for a while he must have the wrong man, and the deciding moment in Dorian's misbegotten life, when he chooses between keeping his secret or his friend's life. I had forgotten the second scene involving Dorian and the brother, along with many other minor details and events, but I guess that's why we reread certain works. I rather think, tho, that there will be no more rereads of this.
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