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(About Curiosity, Desire, Experience, Passion)

His sudden mad love for Sibyl Vane was a psychological phenomenon of no small interest. There was no doubt that curiosity had much to do with it, curiosity and the desire for new experiences; yet it was not a simple but rather a very complex passion.

("The Picture of Dorian Gray")


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