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!

15 LGBTQ+ Classics You Need to Read

15 LGBTQ+ Classics You Need to Read

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“Every classic was written by a straight white man!” goes the saying. But in reality, a lot of books we now consider to be “classics” were written by people of color, women, and LGBTQ+ people. Dismissing all classic literature, or every book written before the turn of the millennium, as books written exclusively by old white dudes erases all of the work that people from marginalized groups did. So, because of pride month, and because literature (old and new) by underrepresented voices always deserves a special shout-out, here is a list of LGBTQ+ classics that you should read if you …