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Dorian   By: (1865-1923)

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In "Dorian" by Nephi Anderson, readers are taken on an emotional rollercoaster filled with love, sacrifice, and an unyielding pursuit of righteousness. Set in a small-town community in England, the story follows the life of Dorian, a young man with an extraordinary ability to see visions of the future.

From the outset, Anderson establishes a vivid and immersive narrative, painting a portrait of a community that is both idyllic and deeply flawed. Through his nuanced characterization, the author presents a diverse cast of characters, each grappling with their own demons and personal struggles. Dorian, in particular, stands out as a relatable and intriguing protagonist, torn between his desire for acceptance and the burden of his extraordinary gift.

At its core, "Dorian" explores themes of morality, temptation, and redemption, challenging readers to reflect on their own values and choices. As the story unfolds, Anderson skillfully navigates the line between good and evil, showcasing the intricate interplay of human nature. The ethical dilemmas faced by Dorian and the other characters serve as thought-provoking catalysts, urging readers to question their own notions of right and wrong.

One of the novel's greatest strengths lies in its ability to capture the essence of the time and place in which it is set. Anderson's meticulous attention to detail transports readers to a bygone era, immersing them in the sights, sounds, and customs of early twentieth-century England. The exquisite descriptions not only serve to enhance the story but also create a rich and historically accurate backdrop.

Furthermore, the pacing of the narrative is impeccable, keeping readers engaged from start to finish. Anderson expertly blends moments of introspection and reflection with heart-pounding action, creating a seamless flow that propels the story forward. The suspense and dramatic tension steadily build, leaving readers on the edge of their seats, eager to discover the fate of Dorian and those around him.

Although "Dorian" is a work of fiction, it carries profound moral implications that resonate long after the final page. As readers accompany Dorian on his spiritual journey, they are forced to confront their own weaknesses and contemplate the choices they make in life. Anderson's skillful storytelling shines a light on the triumph of the human spirit and the transformative power of redemption.

In conclusion, Anderson's "Dorian" is a captivating and thought-provoking novel that delves into the depths of human nature. Through its compelling characters, intricate plot, and masterful exploration of moral dilemmas, this book offers a profound reflection on the choices we make and the ultimate consequences they bring.

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Nephi Anderson

Author of "Added Upon," "Romance of A Missionary," etc.

"The Keys of the Holy Priesthood unlock the Door of Knowledge and let you look into the Palace of Truth."


Salt Lake City, Utah


Other books by Nephi Anderson.

"ADDED UPON" A story of the past, the present, and the future stages of existence.

"THE CASTLE BUILDER" The scenes and incidents are from the "Land of the Midnight Sun."

"PINEY RIDGE COTTAGE" A love story of a Mormon country girl. Illustrated.

"STORY OF CHESTER LAWRENCE" Being the completed account of one who played an important part in "Piney Ridge Cottage."

"A DAUGHTER OF THE NORTH" A story of a Norwegian girl's trials and triumphs. Illustrated.

"JOHN ST. JOHN" The story of a young man who went through the soul trying scenes of Missouri and Illinois.

"ROMANCE OF A MISSIONARY" A story of English life and missionary experiences. Illustrated.

"MARCUS KING MORMON" A story of early days in Utah.

"THE BOYS OF SPRINGTOWN" A story about boys for boys and all interested in boys. Illustrated.


Dorian Trent was going to town to buy himself a pair of shoes. He had some other errands to perform for himself and his mother, but the reason for his going to town was the imperative need of shoes... Continue reading book >>

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