Sundays In Bed With… The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Sundays in Bed With… is a meme that dares to ask you what book has been in your bed this morning and is hosted by Midnight Book Girl. Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed with, or which book you wish you had time to read today!

Hello, reader!

It’s late on a Sunday and I have been busy! We went into the city today to drop my daughter off at the airport and hang out with my best friend. It was a lot of fun, but left me tired by the time we got home. I’ve been vegging on the couch since returning, reading and napping as the mood took me.

Now, I’ve come to talk about the book I’ve been occupying myself with this Sunday!

My Sunday Read Is…

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

I’ve been listening to an audiobook version of this classic and, so far, it is such a good time! I’m so curious about all the players in this strange story and I’m loving the writing. I’ve never read anything by Oscar Wilde, but I can see why his work has stuck around for so long. His writing is very evocative and makes it easy to sink into the story. I’m not that deep into the book as of yet, but I have a feeling I’m really going to enjoy this classic.

Goodreads Synopsis

Oscar Wilde’s only novel is the dreamlike story of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty.

In this celebrated work Wilde forged a devastating portrait of the effects of evil and debauchery on a young aesthete in late-19th-century England. Combining elements of the Gothic horror novel and decadent French fiction, the book centers on a striking premise: As Dorian Gray sinks into a life of crime and gross sensuality, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait grows day by day into a hideous record of evil, which he must keep hidden from the world. For over a century, this mesmerizing tale of horror and suspense has enjoyed wide popularity. It ranks as one of Wilde’s most important creations and among the classic achievements of its kind.

What are you reading this Sunday? Are you enjoying whatever you are reading? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!


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