The Gadfly

The Gadfly

Description

A gadfly is a person known to upset the status quo by posing upsetting questions or attempting to stimulate innovation by proving an irritant. Ethel Lilian Voynich was born in Ireland in the middle of the 19th century. Her life as a writer, musician and supporter of revolutionary causes spanned almost an entire century. The Gadfly was published in 1897. The Gadfly, set in Italy, tells the story of Arthur Burton, a young international revolutionary member of the Youth Movement. This novel was very popular in the Soviet Union and was compulsory reading there. The Gadfly was seen as ideologically useful; for similar reasons and became popular in the People's Republic of China as well. It is a story of faith, disillusionment, revolution, romance, and heroism.


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Details

Author(s)
E L Voynich
Format
Paperback | 288 pages
Dimensions
190.5 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 498.95g
Publication date
30 Oct 2008
Publisher
BOOK JUNGLE
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
1438503156
ISBN13
9781438503158