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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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The Picture of Dorian Gray is a novel by Oscar Wilde, first published in Lipincott's July 1890, and in book form in 1891. It has certain thematic similarities with The Yellow Mythos and is explicitly linked to it by the story In Memoriam in which the Play is performed in memory of the deceased Dorian Gray. It also features Lord Wotton and Basil Hallward who also feature in In Memoriam.

In The Picture of Dorian Gray, a major corrupting influence on Dorian is "the yellow book" which Lord Henry sends over to amuse him after the suicide of his first love. This "yellow book" is understood by critics to be A Rebours by Joris-Karl Huysmans, a representative work of Parisian decadence that heavily influenced British aesthetes like Aubrey Beardsley. Such books in Paris were wrapped in yellow paper to alert the reader to their lascivious content.

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