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Hedda Gabler and other plays : The pillars…

Hedda Gabler and other plays : The pillars of the community ; The wild… (original 1950; edition 1961)

by Henrik Ibsen

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Title:Hedda Gabler and other plays : The pillars of the community ; The wild duck ; Hedda Gabler
Authors:Henrik Ibsen
Info:Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England : Penguin Books, c1961, 1988 printing.
Collections:Poetry & Drama, Your library (inactive)

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Hedda Gabler and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) by Henrik Ibsen (1950)

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This collection of three plays by Mr. Ibsen deals with lies and truth. The interesting thing about these examples is that the lies get more and more destructive as you read from the first play, 'The Pillars of the Community' to the last play, 'Hedda Gabler'. And they aren't just lies to others - the lies we tell ourselves are just as bad. Interesting choice of plays and themes. ( )
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Includes: Pillars of Society, The Wild Duck, Hedda Gabler
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 014044016X, Paperback)

In 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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In these three unforgettably intense plays, Henrick 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.

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2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 014044016X, 0141195215

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