A Doll's House

A Doll's House

by Henrik Ibsen
A Doll's House

A Doll's House

by Henrik Ibsen


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It's Christmastime in Norway, and Norma Helmer is preparing her lovely home for the holidays. A dainty, jovial woman, Norma is adored by her husband, Torvald, and their three children. But when an old friend comes to visit, Norma reveals that her life is not as carefree as it seems. Norma is keeping a secret from Torvald, a secret that would shatter his illusion of her as the perfect wife. But is she prepared to maintain that illusion for the rest of her life? This unabridged edition of Henrik Ibsen's provocative three-act play, originally published in 1879, explores the life of a 19th-century wife, ready to disregard social customs and financial security for a shot at independence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467775335
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2014
Series: First Avenue Classics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 96
File size: 855 KB
Age Range: 11 - 12 Years

About the Author

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) was a Norwegian playwright who thrived during the late nineteenth century. He began his professional career at age 15 as a pharmacist’s apprentice. He would spend his free time writing plays, publishing his first work Catilina in 1850, followed by The Burial Mound that same year. He eventually earned a position as a theatre director and began producing his own material. Ibsen’s prolific catalogue is noted for depicting modern and real topics. His major titles include Brand, Peer Gynt and Hedda Gabler.

Table of Contents

The introduction and commentary to the play covers:

Cultural and theatrical contexts
Dramatic devices
Performance history
Trends in scholarly and popular debate

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