Vera: The Nihilists
Vera (1880) by Oscar Wilde is a tragic play that is bound to touch your heart. The story revolves around Vera and Alexis, two Nihilists, who love each other. Like others of their group, their mission is to start a revolution in order to bring democracy. Vera's greatness of spirit is evident when she says I have saved Russia. Encompassing the elite as well as the people who had revolutionary ideas, the work presents different segments of the Russian society.
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