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Creecy Book Discussion: The Picture of Dorian Gray
January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde
Tuesday, January 8th at 2:00 pm in the Meeting Room
Wednesday, January 9th at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room
January’s book selection is in recognition of PBS’ The Great American Read program. This title was one of 100 chosen by a national suvey as a novel that everyone should read.
Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author’s most popular work. The tale of Dorian Gray’s moral disintegration caused a scandal when it ﬁrst appeared in 1890 but though Wilde was attacked for the novel’s corrupting inﬂuence, he responded that there is, in fact, “a terrible moral in Dorian Gray.” Just a few years later, the book and the aesthetic and moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde’s homosexual liaisons, which resulted in his imprisonment. Of Dorian Gray’s relationship to is autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, “Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be—in other ages, perhaps.”
Join us for a fun and lively but casual discussion at our monthly book club meeting! No registration required.