The Pocket Ibsen; A Collection of Some of the Master's Best-Known Dramas
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...with the Norwegian nobility? I am not so overstrained as all that. But really I cannot allow my old friend Hialmar, with his great, confiding, childlike mind, to remain in contented ignor ance of Gina's past. No, I see my mission in life at last! I shall take my lmt, and inform him that his _ home is built upon a lie. He will be so much obliged to me! Takes his hat, and goes out. Or.n VnnLn. Ha!--I am a wealthy merchant, of dubious morals, and I am about to marry my housekeeper, who is on intimate terms with the Norwegian aristocracy. I have a son who loathes me, and who is either an Ibsenian satire on the Mastel-'s own ideals, or else an utterly impossible prig--I don't know or care which. Altogether, I flatter myself my household affords an accurate and realistic picture of Scandinavian Society! Curtain. ACT SECOND Hummn Exmils Photographic Studio. Cameras, neck-rests, and other instruments of torture lying about. Gnu EKDAL and Hnnwm, her daughter, aged 14, and wearing spectacles, discovered sitting up for HIALMAR. Hnnvm. Grandpapa is in his room with a bottle of brandy and a. jug of hot water, doing some fresh copying work. Father is in society, dining out. He pro presents her with the menu card; HEDVIG gulps down her tears; HIALMAR notices her disappoint/ment, with annoyance. And this all the gratitude I get! After dining out and coming home in a dress-coat and boots, which are disgracefully tight! Well well, just to show you how hurt I am, I won't have any beer now! What a selfish brute I am! Relenting You may bring me just a little drop. He bursts into tears. I will play you a plaintive Bohemian dance on my flute. He does. No beer at such a sacred moment as this! He drinks. Ha, this is real Still melancholy...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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