Oscar Wilde Vera: or The Nihilists

ISBN 13: 9781448619245

Vera: or The Nihilists

 
9781448619245: Vera: or The Nihilists
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This melodramatic tragedy is set in Russia and was the first play that Wilde ever wrote. This rewriting of Romeo and Juliet (with a bit of Macbeth) has flashes of brilliance - the hallmarks of the play are the wit of the Tsar Senior's Prime Minister Paul, and Vera's Lady Macbethesque speech where she steels herself to assassinate Alexis the new Tsar, before turning from Lady Macbeth into Juliet. What follows is an ending, which mirrors Romeo and Juliet as Vera takes her own life to `save Russia'. Vera is great start to understand how Wilde matured with his future plays - and it's often missed by those looking for light hearted romp - Vera has some wonderful elements and needs to be read. Prof. Muggins.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

(No Available Copies)

Search Books:



Create a Want

If you know the book but cannot find it on AbeBooks, we can automatically search for it on your behalf as new inventory is added. If it is added to AbeBooks by one of our member booksellers, we will notify you!

Create a Want