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  1. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson is definitely worth your recommendation.

    An insanely interesting piece that I read after The Portrait of Dorian Gray. Very addictive, but the plot does not let go until the end.

  2. If you remember, there was a moment in Wilde's book when Lord Henry gave Dorian a book that he was thrilled with, that captured and intoxicated his mind. Do you know what kind of book it was? This novel by Joris Karl Huysmans “On the Contrary” is a real godsend for a sophisticated introvert, misanthrope and sociopath, and also slightly smells of opium, courtesans and mysticism)) It is also called the “Bible of Decadence”. Very much like an amateur, this same amateur was Oscar Wilde, who considered Huysmans his teacher, and took much of this novel for his subsequent works. I can also recommend reading the rest of Wilde: The Decline of Lies, Salome, The Sphinx without a Riddle, The Crime of Lord Arthur Savile, etc. Good luck!!)

  3. read” The Talented Mr. Ripley ” by Patricia Highsmith. I read this novel with the same interest as Wilde's novel. enjoy your reading.

  4. I agree with all the authors mentioned.

    Adding it

    Fowles. The Magus.

    Murakami. Norwegian Forest

    Kobo Abe. The woman in the sand.

    I doubt it, but I'll write it too:

    Lovecraft. Ridges of Madness

  5. Hermann Hesse “The Steppenwolf”. About a person full of contradictions and riddles. There is a bit of mysticism, riddles, complex philosophical questions. Well, the language is no less beautiful than Wilde's.

  6. Only after reading the question, it occurred to me – “Perfumer” Suskind. I've been reading Dorian for a long time, but it seems to me that the general atmosphere, mood and disgust (sorry) of the main characters of these works are similar.

  7. Theodore Roshak “Kinomania”, I saw the publication with the name “Flicker”. The book is interesting, cinematic, art history conspiracy theory especially liked. If you like movies , you will enjoy deciphering the films in question in this book. It differs from the “Portrait of Dorian Gray”, but it falls under the definition: “interesting and full of contradictory philosophies and theories”.

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