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Hedda Gabler and Other Plays By Henrik Ibsen

Hedda Gabler and Other Plays

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A collection of plays that explore the problems of author's personal and social morality that he perceived in the world around him and, in particular, the complex nature of truth.

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Hedda Gabler and Other Plays by Henrik Ibsen

In these three unforgettably intense plays, Henrik Ibsen explores the problems of personal and social morality that he perceived in the world around him and, in particular, the complex nature of truth. The Pillars of the Community (1877) depicts a corrupt shipowner's struggle to hide the sins of his past at the expense of another man's reputation, while in The Wild Duck (1884) an idealist, believing he must tell the truth at any cost, destroys a family by exposing the lie behind his friend's marriage. And Hedda Gabler (1890) portrays an unhappily married woman who is unable to break free from the conventional life she has created for herself, with tragic results for the entire family.

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About Henrik Ibsen


Henrik Ibsen was born at Skien in Norway in 1828. He was one of the earliest writers to dramatise the individual's alienation from society. Although never fully appreciated during his lifetime, he has since come to be recognised as one of the greatest dramatists and the 'Father of Modern Drama'.

Una Ellis-Fernor has also translated other Ibsen works for the Penguin Classics.

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GOR003104699
Hedda Gabler and Other Plays by Henrik Ibsen
Henrik Ibsen
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1964-01-01
368
014044016X
9780140440164
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