A clever and pretty member of Lord Henry’s social set. She is unusual amongst the women of the novel as one of the only ones able to impress Lord Henry and keep up equal banter with him. She is also enamored with Dorian and shows that marriage in this society is often just a show, revealing secret affections, something that Lord Henry seems to highly approve of.
The Duchess of Monmouth Quotes in The Picture of Dorian Gray
The The Picture of Dorian Gray quotes below are all either spoken by The Duchess of Monmouth or refer to The Duchess of Monmouth. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin Classics edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray published in 2003.).
Chapter 15 Quotes
“She is very clever, too clever for a woman. She lacks the indefinable charm of weakness. It is the feet of clay that make the gold of the image precious.”
The Duchess of Monmouth Character Timeline in The Picture of Dorian Gray
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...and fears and is surprisingly refreshed by the winter day and meets up with the Duchess and the Duchess’s brother, Sir Geoffrey, who has been hunting. Being outside amongst nature and... (full context)