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What happened to Dorian’s mother and father in The Picture of Dorian Gray?
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Both of his parents are dead. Here is what eNotes has to say about them:
Dorian Gray is twenty years old when the novel begins. He is the grandson of Lord Kelso, and his mother was the beautiful Lady Margaret Devereux. Margaret married a man Lord Kelso did not approve of, and her father arranged for the man to be killed in a duel. Dorian’s mother died within a year, and Dorian was raised by his grandfather. When Dorian comes of age at twenty-one, he will inherit enough money to enable him to live comfortably.
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Posted by linda-allen on March 3, 2008 at 12:23 AM (Answer #1)
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