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Aureng-Zebe was John Dryden's last rhymed play and it is frequently considered his best. In this tragedy, produced in 1675, published in 1676, the plot is loosely based on a contemporary account of the struggle between the four sons of Shah Jahan, the fifth Mogul emperor, for the succession to the throne. The hero is a figure of exemplary rationality, virtue, and patience whose stepmother lusts after him and whose father pursues the woman with whom Aureng-Zebe is himself in love. Dryden evinces a deeply disturbing awareness of the anarchy and impotence which threaten every aspect of human life, emotional, moral, and political.
Title: Aureng-Zebe (Bison Book)
Categories: English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press:
ISBN Number: 0803253761
ISBN Number 13: 9780803253766
Book Condition: Very Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: Z0803253761Z2
Description: 0803253761 Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!