The Picture of Dorian Gray is a novel by Oscar Wilde that was first published in 1890. Read key facts, a plot summary, and important quotes.


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See a complete list of the characters in The Picture of Dorian Gray and in-depth analyses of Dorian Gray, Lord Henry Wotton, and Basil Hallward.

Literary Devices

Here's where you will find analysis of the key literary devices in The Picture of Dorian Gray.


Read our sample A+ Essay about the importance of Sibyl Vane to the novel, mini-essays about the role of Lord Henry, homoeroticism, and whether the novel is immoral, as well as suggested essay topics for The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Further Study

Read more on the background of Oscar Wilde and this novel well as suggested readings for The Picture of Dorian Gray.