The Picture of Dorian Gray
Fiction From 20/6/1890
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.