This is a brilliant book which I bought some years ago, but left untouched on my shelf. Recently, I decided to finish it and although it was a book written in 1891, the themes and human emotions explored are truly timeless.
The story is about obsession and how far one is willing compromise his integrity, his worth for the superficiality of physical appearance. Dorian Gray had his portrait done by a painter, Basil Hallward, who was infatuated with the young man and as a result produced one his finest works ever. Gray meets Lord Henry, a friend of Hallward, who shares his somewhat self-indulging world views that eventually lead to Gray’s moral decline. The disintegration of Gray’s values shows up in his portrait while none leaves its mark on his youthful face that remained so even as the years go by.
I heard Ben Barnes (Chronicles of Narnia, Prince of Caspian) is going to play the movie adaption of this story by Oscar Wilde. I can’t wait, not because it’s Ben Barnes, but because I want to see the story come to life!
My insight of The Picture of Dorian Gray. To read on
Thanks for the summary! I have never read this book, but I plan to now. Mostly to psych myself up to see Ben Barnes play Dorian Gray 😛
Also it does sound like an intriguing story 😉
I read this book when I was Primary 6 ( probably ) , and find that this storybook itself contains a rather special plot , that is different from ”The Journey To The Centre of The Earth” , or ”Around The World in 80 Days” , or even ”Great Expectations” .
I used to have the entire classical series….
It’s a good book and I just found out it’s written by Oscar Wilde. How cool is that ?
I absolutely love “The Picture of Dorian Gray.”
I don’t like Ben Barnes, though.
I still prefer Stuart Townsend as Dorian~~ ^^
Ben Barnes is gng to play in the movie!!Wow.and the story line is so interesting..
Anyway,how have u been?
i have been wanting to read this..picked up the book in a store some time back but didnt buy it in the end..think i may go read it after your recommendations..=)
Have u finish fliming the show Little Nyonya??
I say you on Sunday 07-09-2008@Singapore Expo Hall 6A
the Home Design with Hui Ge.
Love Joanne 🙂
Nope, not done with it yet. End Oct/early Nov. 🙂
Do you read Comic often or story books. i prefer tokyopop
Comic and what type of movies you love to watch.
By the way when is your next event after the Expo Home
Love Joanne 🙂
wah i seldom see a blog with so many chinese words.. nice blog though 😀
hey joanne jie!!
next month i graduating liaox eh..misses u a lot!! hmm..hope i can see u real soon eh(:
mit up son ok?
take care!! do reply!!
Melissa mei ❤
heys(: great acting(: jia yohs
God bless and take care yah? (:
oh my…. a page from this book came out
4 my EL test…. regretted not reading it… 🙂 jiayou!
thanks joanne..i will try to search for it..
hi again.. joanne…thx for the SUMMARY..anyway..i cannot see the pictures..:-(…joanne..u rox!!ALL THE WAY!~you’re hottest among the 7 princesses..btw, i also love jesseca..she rox too@!!
recently i hav a dream, and
an unfamiliar girl keep appearing in tis dream in some kind of circumstances
i am wondering who she is for few weeks
But suddenly i saw ur photo through internet, and
i realise u look like the one….haha…so funny but surprising
mayb i had ever watched ur show b4….
anyway….wish u hav a bright future in showbiz
P.S. nice to meet u
Can you add me as your contact? I am Isabelle’s sister. Can you send me a simple e-mail so I know that it’s you?=)
Chrystal Seah Wei Ting
Hi Joanne, I’m equally excited that Dorian Gray is gonna come out on film! Just checked out the film details on IMDB and the cast looks delicious. I trust these British productions not to fail me.
I’ll look forward to your review of the movie when it comes out 🙂