A Doll's House and Other Plays (Paperback)

A Doll's House and Other Plays By Henrik Ibsen, Deborah Dawkin (Translated by), Erik Skuggevik (Translated by), Tore Rem (Introduction by), Tore Rem (Editor) Cover Image
By Henrik Ibsen, Deborah Dawkin (Translated by), Erik Skuggevik (Translated by), Tore Rem (Introduction by), Tore Rem (Editor)
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Four of Ibsen’s most important plays in superb modern translations, part of the new Penguin Ibsen series.
     With her assertion that she is “first and foremost a human being,” rather than a wife, mother or fragile doll, Nora Helmer sent shockwaves throughout Europe when she appeared in Henrik Ibsen’s greatest and most famous play, A Doll’s House. Ibsen’s follow-up, Ghosts, was no less radical, with its unrelenting investigation into religious hypocrisy, family secrets, and sexual double-dealing. These two masterpieces are accompanied here by The Pillars of Society and An Enemy of the People, both exploring the tensions and dark compromises at the heart of society.

About the Author

HENRIK IBSEN (1828–1906) is often called 'the Father of Modern Drama'. Born in Norway in 1828, he enjoyed successes with the verse dramas Brand and Peer Gynt, before embarking on his great 12-­play cycle of society dramas, which included A Doll's House and Ghosts. After twenty-­one years of self-­imposed exile in Italy and Germany, Ibsen died in Norway in 1906.

DEBORAH DAWKIN and ERIK SKUGGEVIK, are freelance literary translators.

TORE REM is a professor of British literature at the University of Oslo.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780141194561
ISBN-10: 0141194561
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: September 13th, 2016
Pages: 448
Language: English