Vera; Or, The Nihilists

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Sprache - Englisch

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Oscar Wilde's 'Vera; Or, The Nihilists' is a thought-provoking play that delves into the themes of political intrigue and revolution. Set in Russia, the play follows the story of Vera, a young woman who becomes entangled with a group of nihilists and their revolutionary ideals. Wilde's literary style shines through in this work, with sharp dialogue and witty commentary on society and power dynamics. Written in the late 19th century, 'Vera' reflects the political tensions of the time and explores the consequences of radical ideologies on individuals and society as a whole. The play is a mix of drama, suspense, and philosophical musings, making it a compelling read for those interested in political literature and social commentary. Oscar Wilde, known for his wit and satire, was inspired to write 'Vera' during a period of political unrest in Europe. His own views on society and the role of the individual are reflected in the characters and themes of the play, adding depth and complexity to the narrative. I highly recommend 'Vera; Or, The Nihilists' to readers who enjoy thought-provoking works that challenge conventional beliefs and explore the complexities of human nature.

About the Author

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was a luminous figure in the literary world of the late 19th century. With an Irish heritage, Wilde studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he cultivated his affection for Aestheticism and crafted his public persona as a dandy. Wilde's artistic career spanned various genres, including plays, poetry, and prose, but he is most renowned for his biting wit, flamboyant style, and exploration of paradoxes in human nature. Though 'Vera; Or, The Nihilists' (1880) was his first play, Wilde truly captivated audiences with 'The Importance of Being Earnest' (1895), a quintessential example of his comedic genius and social satire. His only novel, 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' (1890), delves into themes of aestheticism, moral duplicity, and the consequences of hedonism. Wilde expounded on decadent literature, which was echoed in his collection of fairy tales 'The Happy Prince and Other Tales' (1888) and in his philosophical dialectic 'The Critic as Artist' (1891). Despite his literary success, Wilde suffered a tragic downfall due to his controversial personal life, resulting in imprisonment that irreparably damaged his health and reputation. Posthumously, Wilde's work has been recognized for its literary merit and his influence on the modernist movement. He remains a pivotal figure in the canon of English literature for his eloquence, insight, and enduring legacy of social criticism wrapped in sophisticated humor.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 47 Pages

Filesize: 262.3 KB

ISBN: 8596547338611