An Enemy Of The People

Paperback | February 2, 1999

byHenrik Ibsen

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When Dr. Thomas Stockmann learns that the famous and financially successful baths in his home town are contaminated, he insists they be shut down for expensive repairs. Ridiculed and persecuted by the townsfolk for his honesty, he is declared an "enemy of the people." A powerful drama by the "father of modern drama."

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The enlightened, persecuted minority is at odds with the ignorant, powerful majority in this stunning portrayal of human conflict. When Doctor Thomas Stockmann learns the famous and financially successful baths in his hometown are contaminated, he insists they be shut down for repairs. For his honesty, he becomes a laughing stock, pers...

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When Dr. Thomas Stockmann learns that the famous and financially successful baths in his home town are contaminated, he insists they be shut down for expensive repairs. Ridiculed and persecuted by the townsfolk for his honesty, he is declared an "enemy of the people." A powerful drama by the "father of modern drama."

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:96 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:February 2, 1999Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0486406571

ISBN - 13:9780486406572

Appropriate for ages: 14

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The enlightened, persecuted minority is at odds with the ignorant, powerful majority in this stunning portrayal of human conflict. When Doctor Thomas Stockmann learns the famous and financially successful baths in his hometown are contaminated, he insists they be shut down for repairs. For his honesty, he becomes a laughing stock, persecuted and ridiculed by all. An Enemy of the People is one of the most frequently performed plays by Henrik Ibsen.