The Picture of Dorian Gray
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Dorian Gray is a young, handsome man, whose heart and soul were never spoiled by sin. One day, a talented artist paints a portrait of extraordinary beauty, which reveals Dorian’s beauty and purity. Dorian begins to grow jealous of his own portrait. He makes a wish to look always young and handsome, and the portrait to grow old and ugly instead of him. By some mysterious coincidence, his wish comes true and Dorian remains young and handsome for years. He lives his life without limits, searching for new sensations and pleasures. But the more sins he commits, the uglier looks his appearance on the canvas of the portrait. However, the destruction of his own soul matters absolutely nothing to him. In course of time, Dorian’s soul becomes indifferent and evil: he drives the actress who loves him to suicide, he kills the artist who had painted his portrait, and he spoiled many friends by his wish for new sensations. Thus he leads his bohemian life without pricks of conscience or mental repentance. But as years pass away, his fears and loneliness increase with every day. He makes up his mind to become kind and good as before. Is it too late for him to stop the destruction of his soul? Or is he doomed to eternal pain and bitterness? A mysterious story that reveals the value of human virtues and morals.