Anyway, The Picture of Dorian Gray was a reread, the top book in my LibraryThing list that I hadn't already written up on-line. I was sorry that I had only the standard Wordsworth Classics edition, with GRRRRR endnotes, rather than the deluxe uncensored edition recently reviewed by Steve Mollmann. But it's a masterpiece anyway, with the hilarious witticisms of Lord Henry punctuating a frenetic narrative of devotion to aesthetic perfection which leads inevitably to moral and personal disaster. It's also very short (having just trudged through yet another Dostoevsky, I appreciated that) and easy to digest, as long as you remain alert to the constant innuendo.
A couple of minor points that struck me: the fictional dukes who pop up as minor characters (and perhaps the other nobles as well) have non-fictional titles; the real Duke of Berwick and Duke of Monmouth were the illegitimate sons of Stuart kings. (Compare Wodehouse's comically named aristocrats.) And the anti-Semitism directed at Isaacs the theatrical agent is very jarring to today's reader in a way that probably would not have been the case earlier.
Anyway, a classic work which I recommend (while envying Steve his access to the unexpurgated text).