Hedda Gabler and Other Plays

Hedda Gabler and Other Plays

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by Henrik Ibsen
     
 

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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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140440164
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1951
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
514,880
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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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