Self-Portraits


或许我们都有一副肖像,反映着我们丑陋的一面。而这副肖像是我们锁在一个没有人能看到的地方,因为我们不敢面对,不敢承认自己如此的不完美。渐渐的,我们把它淡忘了,以为自己可以行善来弥补罪恶。至到一天,当我们卸下蒙着双眸的那块布时,才发现自己的肖像已经面目全非。

看了这本书后真的领悟到,人可以躲得了一时,躲不了一世。你们如果看了这个故事有任何见解,不妨和我分享哦!

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!

Ben Barnes, starring as Dorian Gray in the movie adaption of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

Ben Barnes, starring as Dorian Gray in the movie adaption of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

My insight of The Picture of Dorian Gray. To read on

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24 responses to “Self-Portraits

  1. 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 😉

  2. 看了你的文章,我开始对这本书感兴趣。市面上还有吗?如果没有了,我只好在网上阅读了。方便给我这本书的网址吗?谢谢。^^

  3. 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 ?

  4. I absolutely love “The Picture of Dorian Gray.”

    I don’t like Ben Barnes, though.
    I still prefer Stuart Townsend as Dorian~~ ^^

    AtelierGal
    http://ateliergal.pixnet.net/blog/

  5. joanne姐姐,谢谢你,好高兴哦,我最喜欢阅读了,又有一本好书可以阅读了,谢谢你的介绍,我一定会去买的。(=^o^=)

  6. Ben Barnes is gng to play in the movie!!Wow.and the story line is so interesting..

    Anyway,how have u been?
    =))

  7. 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..=)

  8. hihi Joanne,
    Have u finish fliming the show Little Nyonya??

  9. O-zaki Simizutoro

    Hi Joanne,

    I say you on Sunday 07-09-2008@Singapore Expo Hall 6A

    the Home Design with Hui Ge.

    Love Joanne 🙂

  10. Hi gwendoline

    市面上应该还有这本书,只不过封面不同。英文版的应该不难找,中文版我就不知道了。要不然本地的书局也可以帮你预定。又或者你可以到amazon.com 买二手书。我想电影出来后,肯定会有新的封面。

  11. Hi Germaine,

    Nope, not done with it yet. End Oct/early Nov. 🙂

    Love,
    Joanne

  12. O-zaki Simizutoro

    Hi Joanne,

    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

    design 2008.

    Love Joanne 🙂

  13. 我最失戀了,很難過,交往八年的男朋友劈腿了..我不知道應該怎麼放下,許許多多的回憶都一直不斷的在我的腦海中上演,我感覺好痛苦,我竟然一點都不恨他,還想要他回頭...

  14. wah i seldom see a blog with so many chinese words.. nice blog though 😀

  15. 我今年六年级
    喜欢看新家坡戏

    加油加油!
    我支持你!

    来我的部落格看看吧!


  16. 我又来看你了

  17. melissa miss joanne

    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!!

    Love,
    Melissa mei ❤

  18. heys(: great acting(: jia yohs
    God bless and take care yah? (:

  19. oh my…. a page from this book came out

    4 my EL test…. regretted not reading it… 🙂 jiayou!

  20. thanks joanne..i will try to search for it..

  21. 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@!!

  22. hi,
    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

  23. Hi Joanne,
    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?=)
    Yours Sincerly,
    Chrystal Seah Wei Ting

  24. 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 🙂

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