A Doll's House

Paperback | February 21, 1992

byHenrik Ibsen

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One of the best-known, most frequently performed of modern plays, displaying Ibsen's genius for realistic prose drama. A classic expression of women's rights, the play builds to a climax in which the central character, Nora, rejects a smothering marriage and life in "a doll's house." Publisher's Note. Contents. Dramatis Personae.

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One of the best-known, most frequently performed of modern plays, displaying Ibsen's genius for realistic prose drama. A classic expression of women's rights, the play builds to a climax in which the central character, Nora, rejects a smothering marriage and life in "a doll's house." Publisher's Note. Contents. Dramatis Personae.

Henrik Ibsen, poet and playwright was born in Skein, Norway, in 1828. His creative work spanned 50 years, from 1849-1899, and included 25 plays and numerous poems. During his middle, romantic period (1840-1875), Ibsen wrote two important dramatic poems, Brand and Peer Gynt, while the period from 1875-1899 saw the creation of 11 realist...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:February 21, 1992Publisher:Dover Publications

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ISBN - 10:0486270629

ISBN - 13:9780486270623

Appropriate for ages: 14

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One of the best known, most frequently performed of modern plays, this classic demonstrates the author's pioneering, modern and realistic drama. Nora is a trapped housewife whose strength and determinism breaks through the stereotypical surface materialism and absent-mindedness of her era. Socialconformity and the human struggle are two of the many social themes appearing ahead of their time. Ibsen's characters are necessarily shallow, but readers will be impelled to read to the end. The setting and atmosphere are intriguing, and add layers to the world Ibsen represents. DIERDRE RATTIGANSMITHBOOKS #579, MONTREAL