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Eternal youth and beauty is a temptation hard to resist. But at what price? .The subject of a painting and admired for his beauty, Dorian Gray trades his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Amidst a lifestyle of hedonism and secret lives, he nonetheless manages to maintain the persona of a very proper gentleman in the eyes of society. But his portrait tells a very different story.... Brilliant. Very interesting reading.
One of the first and finest "sensation novels", the story begins when the protagonist, Walter Hartright, encounters a mysterious woman dressed all in white on a moonlit road in Hampstead. She is confused and in distress, and Hartright helps her to find her way back to London. In return she gives him a warning. Soon after, Hartright learns that she might have escaped from an asylum. The story is told by a succession of character, each with different motivations and agendas.
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