Author:Henrik Ibsen

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A Doll's House and Other Plays: A Doll's House / The League of Youth / The Lady from the Sea

By: Henrik Ibsen

Price: $9.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin Classics: 2008

Seller ID: 000580

ISBN: 0140441468

Condition: New


The three plays in this volume, each written a decade apart, demonstrate different sides of Henrik Ibsen's genius, but all deal with themes of alienation from society and the breaking down of convention. A Doll's House (1879) portrays a woman questioning her duty to her husband and seeking to escape the stifling confines of her marriage - a theme that shocked contemporary audiences and established Ibsen's name outside Scandinavia. In The League of Youth (1869), his first prose drama, Ibsen created a vivid comedy about a hypocritical politician, and in The Lady from the Sea (1888), he depicts a... View more info

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Hedda Gabler and Other Plays: The Pillars of the Community / The Wild Duck / Hedda Gabler

By: Henrik Ibsen

Price: $9.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin Books Ltd: 2010

Seller ID: 000581

ISBN: 0141195215

Condition: New


IIn 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... View more info