An Enemy of the People

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Dr. Stockmann attempts to expose a water pollution scandal in his home town which is about to establish itself as a spa. When his brother, the mayor, conspires with local politicians and the newspaper to suppress the story, Stockmann appeals to the public meeting—only to be shouted down and reviled as 'an enemy of the people'. Ibsen's explosive play reveals his distrust of politicians and the blindly held prejudices of the 'solid majority'.

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Overview

Dr. Stockmann attempts to expose a water pollution scandal in his home town which is about to establish itself as a spa. When his brother, the mayor, conspires with local politicians and the newspaper to suppress the story, Stockmann appeals to the public meeting—only to be shouted down and reviled as 'an enemy of the people'. Ibsen's explosive play reveals his distrust of politicians and the blindly held prejudices of the 'solid majority'.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140481402
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1977
  • Series: Plays, Penguin Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 320,289
  • Product dimensions: 5.11 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was one of the greatest playwrights of the American theater. His many awards include the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony Award, the Jerusalem Prize, and the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

John Guare is the author of numerous plays including Six Degrees of Separation, The House of Blue Leaves, and Lydia Breeze. He lives in New York.

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