“The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde is a classic horror story. It tells the story of a boy named Dorian Gray. He starts out perfect, handsome, and innocent, but his life changes when an artist paints a portrait of him. The portrait ages and changes, reflecting Dorian’s true personality as he falls into a life of evil, while Dorian himself remains unchanged. Dorian comes to hate the portrait for revealing the real him, and the story ends with a dramatic and ironic scene. “The Picture of Dorian Gray” is a gripping fantasy read, especially when considered in light of the date it was written: 1891. It has been said to reflect to some extent the life of its author. In any case it is a book that is a worthwhile read for its subtle lesson and interesting plot.