This week Somer covers The Picture of Dorian Gray, the only novel written by infamous zinger, Oscar Wilde. She talks about the touchy stuff concerning the author as well as the silliness of the philosophies within the work.
NOTE: This episode has been deleted and recast in higher audio quality in Episode 94.
In this episode, I talk about The Picture of Dorian Gray. I tease that it’s multiple temper tantrums thrown over an unnecessarily gorgeous portrait painted of dear young Dorian, and the great thing about that is, I’m not really exaggerating.
In the episode, I talk about the infamous, grouchy preface that Wilde added to the book when he expanded it to be a standalone book. In the episode, I read to you a chopped up, shortened version, and I think you’ll agree with me when I say that it still wasn’t very short! However, it should be read in its entirety so here’s the link to the whole preface. Read this while sipping tea, one pinky delicately pointed skyward. It’s how Oscar Wilde would have wanted it, I think.
Here’s the IMDB link to all of the theatrical iterations of the book, even though you know how dirty this makes me feel.