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The league of youth. : a doll's house. The lady from the sea

Author: Henrik Ibsen; Peter Watts
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, ©1965.
Series: Penguin classics, L146.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The three plays in this volume demonstrate different sides of Henrik Ibsen's genius, but all deal with themes of alienation from society and the breaking down of convention. A Doll's House (1879) portrays a woman questioning her duty to her husband and seeking to escape the stifling confines of her marriage-a theme that shocked contemporary audiences and established Ibsen's name outside Scandinavia. In The League of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henrik Ibsen; Peter Watts
ISBN: 0140441468 9780140441468
OCLC Number: 311159
Notes: Cover title: A doll's house and other plays.
Description: 335 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: The League of Youth --
A Doll's house --
The Lady from the sea.
Series Title: Penguin classics, L146.
Other Titles: Doll's house and other plays
Doll's house
Lady from the sea
Responsibility: Henrik Ibsen ; translated by Peter Watts.

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The three plays in this volume demonstrate different sides of Henrik Ibsen's genius, but all deal with themes of alienation from society and the breaking down of convention. A Doll's House (1879) portrays a woman questioning her duty to her husband and seeking to escape the stifling confines of her marriage-a theme that shocked contemporary audiences and established Ibsen's name outside Scandinavia. In The League of Youth (1869), his first prose drama, Ibsen created a vivid comedy about a hypocritical politician, and in The Lady from the Sea (1888), he depicts a woman who longs to return to the life she enjoyed before she was married. Peter Watts's lively modern translation is accompanied by an introduction examining Ibsen's life and times, with individual discussions of each of the three plays.

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