12 Unknown Facts About Oscar Wilde & ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’

12 Unknown Facts About Oscar Wilde & ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’

Book Culture

Today marks exactly 131 years since the first publication of ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by famous Irish writer, Oscar Wilde, in its earliest form in ‘Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine.’ To celebrate this novel that has since then become a manifesto for the British Aesthetic movement, and its author that has gained considerable recognition among scholars and artists alike, let’s take a look at some unknown facts about Oscar Wilde, and ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray!’ From fun to heartbreaking, fascinating to scandalous, take your pick, and share your favorite piece of trivia with your friends!