Lisa Starks-Estes, Ph.D. Associate Professor of English Arts and Sciences Department Chair
Thomas Smith, Ph.D. Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Lachlan Whalen, Ph.D. Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
"Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian is what I'd like to be--in other ages perhaps," Oscar Wilde says of the characters in his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (Letters 352). One cannot determine how flippant or serious he might have been in making that statement, but it nonetheless encapsulates one of the greatest difficulties in studying Wilde: determining where art and biography intersect in his works.
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