Archive Nostalgia: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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As Halloween creeps ever closer, I have dug up my spookiest book review from the archival crypt... Dorian Gray is a beautiful, striking young man - the darling of London society. When a friend paints his uncannily lifelike portrait, Dorian is struck by a moment of vanity and fear. In terror of age and degradation, he strikes a bargain that will allow him to remain in youthful beauty forever. Only the cherished portrait will bear the marks of age, excess and sin.