Fandom

Public Domain Super Heroes

Dorian Gray

4,354pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Dorian Gray
DorianGray

Real Name

Dorian Gray

First Appearance

"The Picture of Dorian Gray" in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine (June 20, 1890)

Original Publisher

Lippincott's Monthly Magazine

Created by

Oscar Wilde

Synopsis

Dorian Gray was a very handsome young Englishman who had his image painted by a man named Basil Hallward. Under the influence of an intellectual named Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian decides that the only thing that is important in life is beauty. Dorian wishes that the painting of him would grow old in his place, so that he could experience all the joys of youth and beauty forever.

As he begins to live an increasingly sinful life, the painting of him starts to become twisted and disfigured. Dorian's wish is also granted in that his image ages, while he himself, continues to look young, even after many, many years. When Basil, the artist, arrives to investigate the rumors of Dorian's debauchery and evil deeds, Dorian shows him the painting and then, blaming Basil, murders him.

Dorian makes a number of enemies, and eventually, wishing to absolve himself of his sins, he stabs the painting. His body is later found, stabbed and withered to an unrecognizable husk, but the painting has reverted to the image of Dorian as a handsome young man.

OscarWilde

Portraits of Oscar Wilde are often used as a cover to his Dorian Gray novel, as the character is likely a reflection of the author.

See Also

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki