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The Picture of Dorian Gray: Chapter 9

by Oscar Wilde Chapter 8Chapter 10Chapter 9 As he was sitting at breakfast next morning, Basil Hallward was shown into the room. "I am so glad I have found you, Dorian," he said gravely…

The Picture of Dorian Gray: Chapter 2

by Oscar Wilde Chapter 1Chapter 3Chapter 2 As they entered they saw Dorian Gray. He was seated at the piano, with his back to them, turning over the pages of a volume of Schumann's "Fo…

The Picture of Dorian Gray: Chapter 8

by Oscar Wilde Chapter 7Chapter 9Chapter 8 It was long past noon when he awoke. His valet had crept several times on tiptoe into the room to see if he was stirring, and had wondered wh…

The Picture of Dorian Gray: Chapter 1

by Oscar Wilde The PrefaceChapter 2Chapter 1 The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came throug…

The Picture of Dorian Gray: Chapter 6

by Oscar Wilde Chapter 5Chapter 7Chapter 6 "I suppose you have heard the news, Basil?" said Lord Henry that evening as Hallward was shown into a little private room at the Bristol wher…

The Picture of Dorian Gray: Chapter 7

by Oscar Wilde Chapter 6Chapter 8Chapter 7 For some reason or other, the house was crowded that night, and the fat Jew manager who met them at the door was beaming from ear to ear with…

The Picture of Dorian Gray: Chapter 4

by Oscar Wilde Chapter 3Chapter 5Chapter 4 One afternoon, a month later, Dorian Gray was reclining in a luxurious arm-chair, in the little library of Lord Henry's house in Mayfair. It …

The Picture of Dorian Gray: The Preface

by Oscar Wilde Chapter 1The Preface The artist is the creator of beautiful things. To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim. The critic is he who can translate into another mann…

The Picture of Dorian Gray: Chapter 3

by Oscar Wilde Chapter 2Chapter 4Chapter 3 At half-past twelve next day Lord Henry Wotton strolled from Curzon Street over to the Albany to call on his uncle, Lord Fermor, a genial if …