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Nietzsche, Friedrich 

Der Wille zur Macht

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Title

Nietzsche, Friedrich 

Der Wille zur Macht

Subject

Nietsche, Friedrich

Description

The Will to Power, Part I. Volume VIII (of 10).

This volume contains many markings and annotations. On the fly, there are notes in Wharton's own hand. These feature statements pertaining to her work on the novel The Fruit of the Tree (1907), including the note that "50 grains of veronal is the minimum fatal dose."

Named for Verona, Italy, veronal was one of the first brand name barbiturates made available to the American consumer market. It was manufactured by Bayer and used to treat insomnia. Use of veronal and other barbiturates, though, could be habit-forming and sometimes proved fatal. In The Fruit of the Tree, Wharton's protagonist, Justine, administers a fatal dose of opioids to her patient and friend, Bertha.

Source

[PC]

Publisher

Naumann (Leipzig)

Date

1906

Language

German

Identifier

2005_047_1015

Files

Citation

“Nietzsche, Friedrich 
Der Wille zur Macht,” EWL, accessed July 23, 2024, http://edithwhartonslibrary.org/dir/items/show/1411.