The Picture of Dorian Gray

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A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is the best story I have read in a long time.

I started it in printed format, read the middle bit on an e-reader I won. Sold the e-reader, and finished it in print. Long live books.

“If this girl can give a soul to those who have lived without one, if she can create the sense of beauty in people whose lives have been sordid and ugly, if she can strip them of their selfishness and lend them tears for sorrows that are not their own, she is worthy of all your adoration, worthy of the adoration of the world. This marriage is quite right. I did not think so at first, but I admit it now. The gods made Sibyl Vane for you. Without her you are incomplete.”
– Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray Ch. 7
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