The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
“The soul is a horrible actuality. it may be purchased And offered and bartered away.” Meet Dorian Gray, the attractive younger man with an impossibly charming ace and spirit. as he sits for Basil Hallward—a deeply ethical artist and a good friend of the impish Lord Henry—who turns into obsessed together with his magnificence and needs to color him, Dorian is enchanted by the perfection of his portrait.
However, influenced by the well-phrased epigrams of the hedonist Lord Henry on the transience of youth and wonder, Dorian turns into jealous of it and desires that the portrait bears the scars of his passing youth and age, whereas he would stay younger endlessly.