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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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  • How perfectly hideous they are!
  • He would become ignoble, hideous, and uncouth.
  • A hideous Jew, in the most amazing waistcoat I ever beheld in my life, was standing at the entrance, smoking a vile cigar.
  • We degenerate into hideous puppets, haunted by the memory of the passions of which we were too much afraid, and the exquisite temptations that we did not dare to yield to.
  • Some day, when you are old and wrinkled and ugly, when thought has seared your forehead with its lines, and passion branded your lips with its hideous fires, you will feel it, you will feel it terribly.
  • Even if it escaped the hideousness of sin, the hideousness of age was in store for it.
  • Even if it escaped the hideousness of sin, the hideousness of age was in store for it.
  • Why should he watch the hideous corruption of his soul?
  • Was it to become a hideous and loathsome thing, to be hidden away in a locked room, to be shut out from the sunlight that had so often touched to brighter gold the waving wonder of the hair?
  • An exclamation of horror broke from Hallward’s lips as he saw in the dim light the hideous thing on the canvas leering at him.
  • Such hideous things were for the darkness, not for the day.
  • Yes, he would be good, and the hideous thing that he had hidden away would no longer be a terror to him.
  • Tonight, for the first time, I became conscious that the Romeo was hideous, and old, and painted, that the moonlight in the orchard was false, that the scenery was vulgar, and that the words I had to speak were unreal, were not my words, not what I wanted to say.
  • He would examine with minute care, and often with a monstrous and terrible delight, the hideous lines that seared the wrinkling forehead or crawled around the heavy sensual mouth, wondering sometimes which were the more horrible, the signs of sin or the signs of age.
  • For weeks he would not go there, would forget the hideous painted thing, and get back his light heart, his wonderful joyousness, his passionate pleasure in mere existence.
  • If in some hideous dissecting-room or fetid laboratory you found this man lying on a leaden table with red gutters scooped out in it, you would simply look upon him as an admirable subject.
  • The fantastic character of these instruments fascinated him, and he felt a curious delight in the thought that Art, like Nature, has her monsters, things of bestial shape and with hideous voices.
  • And yet I see you very seldom, and you never come down to the studio now, and when I am away from you, and I hear all these hideous things that people are whispering about you, I don’t know what to say.
  • He felt a terrible joy at the thought that some one else was to share his secret, and that the man who had painted the portrait that was the origin of all his shame was to be burdened for the rest of his life with the hideous memory of what he had done.
  • I can’t bear the idea of my soul being hideous."

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