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    Hedda Gabler (Methuen Student Editions) (Paperback) By (author) Henrik Ibsen, Edited by David Thomas, Translated by Michael Meyer

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    DescriptionHedda is an intelligent and ambitious woman, trapped in the stifling environment of a bourgeois 19th-century marriage. When writer Eilert Loevborg, an old flame returns to Hedda's life with a masterpiece that might threaten her husband's career, Hedda decides to take drastic and fatal action. Universally condemned in 1890 when it was written, Hedda Gabler has since become one of Ibsen's most frequently performed plays. Its title role is elusive and complex: Hedda is an intelligent and ambitious woman, who has no means of finding personal fulfilment in the stifling world of late nineteenth-century bourgeois society. Too frightened of scandal to become involved with a brilliant, wayward writer, she opts for a conventional but loveless marriage in the hope of finding surrogate satisfaction through her husband's career. Blending comedy and tragedy disconcertingly together, Ibsen probes the thwarted aspirations and hidden anxieties of his characters against a background of contemporary social conditions and attitudes.


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    Title
    Hedda Gabler
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henrik Ibsen, Edited by David Thomas, Translated by Michael Meyer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 176 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780413770707
    ISBN 10: 0413770702
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: DSBF
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
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    BIC subject category V2: DSG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
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    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ACSN
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    B&T General Subject: 221
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.9T
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 91
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 27
    BISAC V2.8: DRA004000
    DC22: 839.8226
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 839.8226
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    BIC subject category V2: 2ACSN
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: DRA001000
    Thema V1.0: DSG, DD, DSBF
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    Re-issue
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    METHUEN DRAMA
    Publication date
    01 October 2002
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) was a Norwegian playwright and poet whose realistic, symbolic and often controversial plays revolutionised European theatre. He is widely regarded as the father of modern drama. His acclaimed plays include A Doll's House, Ghosts, Hedda Gabler, An Enemy of the People and The Pillars of the Community. His centenary is celebrated in 2006.