The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde caused a furor in the British press when it appeared in 1890 in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine. Hostile critics recoiled from what they sensed was its homoerotic theme. One newspaper, Scots Observer, insinuated that the story was as despicable as the Cleveland Street scandal, which had recently exposed … Continue reading The Picture of Dorian Gray