The Picture of Dorian Gray

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"The Picture of Dorian Gray" "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is Oscar Wilde's only novel and one of his most celebrated works. It was first published in 1890 by a magazine and a year later in expanded book form with six additional chapters. By some considered as immoral and contaminating, but others brilliant, this piece of work shocked England at its time. The story took place in Victorian England where a young and handsome gentleman, Mr …

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…more worth while. The only matter I oppose to in this book is its degrading view upon the female sex, which perhaps was caused by the homosexual nature of the author. Women are according to him in this book simple, mindless and shallow creatures of non-importance. By this opinion I feel very offended. However, "There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That's all."