Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray: A Novel

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Daring erotica author Mitzi Szereto has been at it again, adding the spice to those classic novels we’ve known and loved, but can now come to appreciate in a wholly other light. Szereto’s latest novel takes the gothic romance of The Picture of Dorian Gray and speculates about what could have happened had Dorian faked his death and lived a second, secret life. The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray relates this sordid tale with an impish wit.

Those who read Szereto’s Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts know what to expect: a book written with tongue-in-cheek, so true in spirit to the original author’s voice that you’ll be tempted to read the texts side-by-side to make sure you didn’t miss them the first time through. Some of the scenes in this book are extremely explicit, but they are well-suited to a character who is the anti-hero of his own life, and bent on self-degradation and self-destruction. If you are a reader who doesn’t enjoy a parody of the classics, you won’t fully appreciate this tale. But if you like seeing your favorite characters in flagrante dishabille, then you’ll enjoy this passionate and daring novel as a sequel to Oscar Wilde’s classic.

Chris Hayden

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Author Mitzi Szereto
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 288 pages
Publisher Cleis Press
Publish Date 2013-Nov-19
ISBN 9781573449656
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Issue February 2014
Category Popular Fiction


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