Enjoy Oscar Wilde’s exploration of the price of vanity and hedonism in this InAudio production of The Picture of Dorian Gray.
The Picture of Dorian Gray centers on the character of Dorian Gray, a handsome young man who is the muse for a talented painter. Dorian wishes for a painting of himself to take on the effects of aging instead of him so he can give into any vice he wants – and his wish comes true.
The novel follows Dorian Gray’s life of giving into every temptation and moral malfeasance that come his way, ranging from smaller vices like vanity and dishonesty all the way to debauchery and murder. He lives life with no repercussions as his portrait ages and decays. As the story follows his life, the book questions whether he’ll be ever stop giving into his hedonism and begin to truly live again.
The novel is a cautionary tale with captivating fantasy elements, and is one of the most well-known and influential gothic novels in classic literature.