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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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully written The author portrayed women in Nora's era realistically. In a way, most people may find the behaviour of her husband appalling; however, it is true. It did happen and it may still happen. In modern society, we would like to think that we have evolved socially, but it still exists. I found this book excellent. Take a look at the movie Runaway Bride; Julia Robert's character changed her preference of eggs with each new fiancee, like the character Nora does with her interests. :) Go read it!
Date published: 2003-02-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DEGRADING I found this book degrading to all women. My female classmates along with myself could not stand the way Torvald acted towards his wife. All the little names he called Nora were not cute, they were degrading.I'll never read this play ever again. It made me furious to have to read a play like this. I was disappointed.
Date published: 2000-12-08

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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