Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays: Read Something Wilde!

Oscar Wilde was born October 16th, 1854.
Oscar Wilde
(Image from Wikipedia)

So this week, I'm taking my teaser lines from his classic novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray.
James Vane stood on the pavement in horror. He was trembling from head to foot. After a little while a black shadow that had been creeping along the dripping wall, moved out into the light and came close to him with stealthy footsteps. He felt a hand laid on his arm and looked round with a start. (p.212)
I hadn't really intended to re-read this one, but now that I'm looking through it, I'm not sure I can resist it. And it's perfect for this time of year.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizB at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or take part yourself, just head on over to her blog.

And please feel free to leave me a link to your Teaser Tuesday post in your comment here.


  1. Ohhh....I am now captivated. I can't believe I haven't read this one!


  2. I've never actually read this book, but I love the story. I need to get my hands on a copy of it.

    Here's mine: http://tobisummers.blogspot.com/2012/10/teaser-tuesday-101512-and-cover-reveal.html

  3. I love Oscar Wilde! Here's ours: http://refractedlightreviews.com/?p=10811

  4. Scary! I like Oscar Wilde! Interesting teaser! Here is my TT post.

  5. Excellent teaser! Would like to read this one, but was sadly disappointed that it is not included in the volume of "collected works" I have. My teaser

  6. Awesome teaser. That's a great story :)


  7. It does sound like a good book for this time of year. Thanks for visiting.

  8. I have not read this one either! Enjoy.

  9. Such a classic. It seems like I see a lot of references to Dorian Gray lately -- I guess he's back as part of the must-have literary references. Here's Mine

  10. Great teaser! Thanks for stopping by.

  11. There are so many subtextual references related to Wilde's life in 'Dorian Gray' that it's impossible to put down. Your teaser is well-chosen. Thanks for reminding me!


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