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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Fiction  From 20/6/1890 

Categories: Literature

The only novel by Oscar Wilde. The eponymous character, after being painted, casually suggests that in order to enjoy a life of hedonism, he would sell his soul if the picture could age instead of him. As his life becomes more and more debauched, his portrait becomes more grotesque, resulting in a grim finale. Wilde said that the main characters reflected different facets of his own personality.

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The Langham Hotel

The plaque was unveiled by the writer and former MP Gyles Brandreth.

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