Hedda Gabler: A Play in Four Acts

Hedda Gabler: A Play in Four Acts

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Hedda Gabler: A Play in Four Acts by Henrik Ibsen, Edmund Gosse, William Archer

Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's play Hedda Gabler was first published in 1890. Despite premiering the next year to negative reviews, the play since been hailed as a classic work of realism, with the character Hedda being considered by some critics as one of the great dramatic roles; a female Hamlet. Gabler is actually the character's maiden name rather than her name by marriage (which is Hedda Tesman); on entitling it this Ibsen wrote: "My intention in giving it this name was to indicate that Hedda as a personality is to be regarded rather as her father's daughter than her husband's wife."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781775416425
Publisher: The Floating Press
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 148 KB

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Hedda Gabler 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The numerous typos render this edition impossible to read
Lianne_Masson More than 1 year ago
A classic Henrik Ibsen story about a women trapped in her own societal standing, Hedda Gabler is a classic play everyone should read. This is short enough to read in one sitting. The plot isn't complicated to follow, and the most interesting thing is that while it's easy to identify with the protagonist , Hedda, you can never quite decide if you like her.
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This book is excellent in that it delves into the complex relationships that spur a person's actions and reactions.