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An enemy of the people : a play in five acts

Author: Henrik Ibsen; R Farquharson Sharp
Publisher: Fairfield, IA : 1st World Library, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Drama : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An Enemy of the People addresses the irrational tendencies of the masses, and the hypocritical and corrupt nature of the political system that they support. It is the story of one man's brave struggle to do the right thing and speak the truth in the face of extreme social intolerance. Dr. Stockman is pilloried by townsmen who are unable to accept his discovery that the town's water supply is toxic. He attempts to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Henrik Ibsen; R Farquharson Sharp
ISBN: 1595407448 9781595407443
OCLC Number: 182555395
Notes: Title from eBook information screen.
Details: Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 513 KB).
Other Titles: Folkefiende
Responsibility: Henrik Ibsen ; translated by R. Farquharson Sharp.

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An Enemy of the People addresses the irrational tendencies of the masses, and the hypocritical and corrupt nature of the political system that they support. It is the story of one man's brave struggle to do the right thing and speak the truth in the face of extreme social intolerance. Dr. Stockman is pilloried by townsmen who are unable to accept his discovery that the town's water supply is toxic. He attempts to expose a water pollution scandal in his home town which is about to establish itself as a spa. When his brother, the mayor, conspires with local politicians and the newspaper to suppress the story, Stockmann appeals to the public meeting only to be shouted down and reviled as an enemy of the people. Ibsen's explosive play reveals his distrust of politicians and the blindly held prejudices of the solid majority.

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