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Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.
 Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). copy citation

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1890
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English
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The Picture of Dorian Gray , Preface
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Kwize Master In the laconic preface he added to the publication of his novel in 1891, Oscar Wilde responds to the virulent criticism of his work by the champions of morality. He asserts that an artist creates beautiful things, and that cultivated people make beautiful interpretations of beautiful things. On the other hand, those who make hideous interpretations of works of art are both wrong and guilty.
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