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The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar WildeThe text is a synopsis from Wikipedia of The Picture of Dorian Gray, the Aesthetic novel written by Oscar Wilde in the late 19th century.
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Section One
actress= attrice -- acts= recita -- commits= commette -- cynical= cinico -- = coinvolge -- painted= dipinto -- row= lite -- sees= vede -- to meet= incontrare

Section Two
continues= continua -- grows= diventa -- horrible= orribile -- keeps= tiene -- looked= guardò -- notices= nota -- old= vecchio -- said= aveva detto -- was to= dovesse -- were= fosse

Section Three
because= poiché -- blood= sangue -- evening= sera -- get rid= liberarsi -- has= ha -- image= immagine -- manages= riesce -- murders= uccide -- realizing= comprendendo -- sees= vede -- shows= mostra

Section Four
appeared= apparso -- body= corpo -- chest= petto -- come= accorrono -- decides= decide -- gets= diventa -- handsome= bello -- hearing= sentendo -- lying= disteso -- might= possa -- slashing= tagliando -- worried= preoccupato
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Section One

The London artist Basil Hallward has the portrait of his young friend, Dorian Gray. When another friend of Basil's, the and sophisticated Lord Henry Wotton, the portrait, he is fascinated and determined Dorian. Lord Henry introduces Dorian to a life of pleasure and him in his continuous search for new sensations. The two men go to see the Sybil Vane, Dorian's lover, at the theatre. She badly and Dorian accuses her of having no talent. After the with Dorian she suicide.

Section Two

Dorian that his portrait is changing and he remembers what he when he first at it: "I shall grow old and but this picture never will be older. If it I who was to be always young, and the picture that grow old. I would give my soul for that" For years Dorian his life of dissolution and search for sensation. The picture, which he locked away, disfigured, hideous and , but he remains young and beautiful.

Section Three

On the before his 38th birthday, he the picture to Basil, who is horrified. that he has revealed his soul to Basil the painter sees the corrupted and deformed of the portrait, he him. Though he to conceal the murder and of the body, he that the figure in the portrait now on his hands.

Section Four

Years and years go by. Dorian remains young and , while the picture older and more hideous. One day Dorian, that someone see the picture, to destroy the portrait by it with a knife. The other people in the house, an awful cry, to investigate: they find the of an ugly, unknown old man on the floor with a knife in his . On the wall is the portrait of Dorian as he had always in life.
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Section One
The London artist Basil Hallward has painted the portrait of his young friend, Dorian Gray. When another friend of Basil's, the cynical and sophisticated Lord Henry Wotton, sees the portrait, he is fascinated and determined to meet Dorian. Lord Henry introduces Dorian to a life of pleasure and involves him in his continuous search for new sensations. The two men go to see the actress Sybil Vane, Dorian's lover, at the theatre. She acts badly and Dorian accuses her of having no talent. After the row with Dorian she commits suicide.

Section Two
Dorian notices that his portrait is changing and he remembers what he said when he first looked at it: "I shall grow old and horrible but this picture never will be older. If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old. I would give my soul for that". For years Dorian continues his life of dissolution and search for sensation. The picture, which he keeps locked away, grows disfigured, hideous and old, but he remains young and beautiful.

Section Three
On the evening before his 38th birthday, he shows the picture to Basil, who is horrified. Realizing that he has revealed his soul to Basil because the painter sees the corrupted and deformed image of the portrait, he murders him. Though he manages to conceal the murder and get rid of the body, he sees that the figure in the portrait has now blood on his hands.

Section Four
Years and years go by. Dorian remains young and handsome, while the picture gets older and more hideous. One day Dorian, worried that someone might see the picture, decides to destroy the portrait by slashing it with a knife. The other people in the house, hearing an awful cry, come to investigate: they find the body of an ugly, unknown old man lying on the floor with a knife in his chest. On the wall is the portrait of Dorian as he had always appeared in life.