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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

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Author

Oscar Wilde

Year Published

1890

Type

Novel

Genre

Fantasy, Horror, Philosophy

Perspective and Narrator

The Picture of Dorian Gray has a third-person omniscient narrator, whose characterization of events is not always just or objective.

Tense

The Picture of Dorian Gray is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The title The Picture of Dorian Gray has a double meaning. It refers to the magical portrait reflecting Dorian's darker actions and also to the novel itself, which provides a fuller picture of Dorian.

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