Vera; Or, The Nihilists

Sevenov September 2, 2022

Vera; Or, The Nihilists by Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde | Published: 1880/1882

Vera; Or, The Nihilists

Vera; or, The Nihilists by Oscar Wilde is a classic drama about the inner struggle of a group of nihilists in the midst of a political revolution. Written in 1880, it follows Vera Sabouroff, who is caught between her own beliefs and those of the extremist Russian revolutionaries around her. Her journey to self-actualization takes place against a backdrop of political unrest, and she must decide which course to take: that which society dictates or that which she believes in her heart.

The play paints an often uncomfortable picture of life during this turbulent time period. It explores themes such as freedom and justice, morality and identity, love and sacrifice while underscoring the strength found through personal conviction when standing up against external forces. Find out more about Vera; Or, The Nihilists at

About Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde is a renowned writer and poet from Victorian England who continues to be celebrated for his wit and charm. He was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1854 and began writing at an early age. During his lifetime, he wrote several plays, novels, poems, stories and essays that are now considered classics of English literature.

Wilde’s works focus on themes such as artistry, decadence, social injustice and double standards. His most famous works include The Picture of Dorian Gray; Lady Windermere’s Fan; An Ideal Husband; Salomé; The Importance of Being Earnest; De Profundis; Ballad of Reading Gaol. Find out more about Oscar Wilde at

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