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assert
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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assert
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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  • Fashion, by which what is really fantastic becomes for a moment universal, and Dandyism, which, in its own way, is an attempt to assert the absolute modernity of beauty, had, of course, their fascination for him.  (not reviewed by editor)

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