Hedda Gabler and Other Plays

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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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About 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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Publisher
Penguin UK
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Published on
Oct 30, 2003
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9780141928371
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Language
English
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Genres
Drama / European / General
Drama / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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For the first time in digital publishing, this comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Henrik Ibsen, the 'Father of Modernism', with numerous illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Ibsen's life and works
* Detailed introductions to the plays and other texts
* 24 plays with individual contents tables, many appearing for the first time in digital print
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
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* Famous works such as PEER GYNT are fully illustrated
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Also includes Ibsen's complete works in the original Norwegian language ñ ideal for students (Ibsens samlede verker i norsk sprÂk)
* Features Ibsen's rare speeches and letters in English translation
* Unique criticism section, with essays by writers such as Henry James and James Joyce evaluating Ibsen's contribution to literature
* Features Edmund Gosse's celebrated biography on his friend Ibsen - discover the playwright's literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

Please note: there are no known translations of the two early plays NORMA and ST. JOHN'S EVE in the public domain.

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CONTENTS:

The Plays
CATILINE
THE BURIAL MOUND
LADY INGER OF OESTRAAT
THE FEAST AT SOLHAUG
OLAF LILJEKRANS
THE VIKINGS AT HELGELAND
LOVE'S COMEDY
THE PRETENDERS
BRAND
PEER GYNT
THE LEAGUE OF YOUTH
EMPEROR AND GALILEAN
PILLARS OF SOCIETY
A DOLL'S HOUSE
GHOSTS
AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
THE WILD DUCK
ROSMERSHOLM
THE LADY FROM THE SEA
HEDDA GABLER
THE MASTER BUILDER
LITTLE EYOLF
JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN
WHEN WE DEAD AWAKEN

The Poems
INTRODUCTION TO IBSEN'S POETRY by Fydell Edmund Garrett
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Norwegian Texts (De norske tekster)
LIST OF WORKS (LISTE OVER IBSENS VERKER)

The Non-Fiction
SPEECHES AND NEW LETTERS

The Criticism
HENRIK IBSEN by Arthur Symons
A DOLL'S HOUSE by Montrose J. Moses
GHOSTS by Montrose J. Moses
HEDDA GABLER by Frank W. Chandler
THE MASTER BUILDER by Frank W. Chandler
HENRIK IBSEN by Henry James
IBSEN'S NEW DRAMA by James Joyce

The Biography
THE LIFE OF HENRIK IBSEN by Edmund Gosse

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