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    DescriptionIn 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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    Title
    Hedda Gabler and Other Plays
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henrik Ibsen, Translated by Una Mary Ellis-Fermor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 269 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140440164
    ISBN 10: 014044016X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET190
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SCANDN
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    B&T General Subject: 630
    BISAC V2.8: DRA004000
    DC22: 839.8/2/29
    LC classification: PT8854 .E4 1989
    DC22: 839.8226
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 839.8226
    LC classification: PT8854.E4
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25750
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004250, DRA000000
    Thema V1.0: DD
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 December 1988
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Back cover copy
    The three plays in this volume cover the period during which Ibsen (1828-1906) was preoccupied with realistic problems of personal and social morality. In The Pillars of the Community, partly by means of symbolism, he exposes the effects of a lie told to preserve a man's public reputation. The solution - to admit the truth - scarcely seemed so simple seven years later, when Ibsen completed The Wild Duck in apparent disillusionment. Hedda Gabler, the latest of these plays, is both a drama of individual conflict and partial return to social themes.