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A Doll's House / Ghosts / An Enemy of the People / The Wild Duck

by Henrik Ibsen

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Book Description: Published Sep 1981, Bantam Books. Paperback. CONDITION NEW COPY, Pages: 320,
  Czrbr | Jun 7, 2010 |
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  wlchui | Aug 2, 2009 |
Going to see Ghosts in a few weeks, so I wanted to refresh my memory of Ibsen. All I really knew was A Doll's House, which was fun to reread. Ghosts seems so melodramatic I'm not sure how it will play. In today's world, congenital syphilis, while horrifying, does not seem as damaging a confession as it was then. The Wild Duck was the most satisfyingly complex of the plays, and I found the plight of the daughter, Hedvig, particularly moving. Ibsen seems to create intelligent women who are ruined by self-satisfied, deluded men (whom they manipulate with quiet skill). Can't wait to see the play. ( )
1 vote kishields | Jul 30, 2009 |
Two of my favorite plays ("The Wild Duck" and "An Enemy of the People") and two I've not yet read ("Ghosts" and "A Doll's House") or witnessed as a performance.

Ibsen is one of the great playrights. "An Enemy of the People" is a great tale of a man standing up to his nieghbors on a matter of principle . . . . on an issue of pollution. "The Wild Duck" is a fascinating look at the destruction of the social fabric when the lies that allow people to live in peace are shown to be false. ( )
  wirkman | Apr 17, 2007 |
A Doll's House, Ghosts, An Enemy of the People, and The Wild Duck
  Larxol | Apr 4, 2007 |
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Henrik Ibsenprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gassner, JohnIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sharp, R. FarquharsonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 055321280X, Paperback)

Here, in a single volume, are four major plays by the first modern playwright, Henrick Ibsen. Ghosts -the startling portrayal of a family destroyed by disease and infidelity. The Wild Duck -- A poignant drama of lost illusions. An Enemy Of The People -- Ibsen's vigorous attack on public opinion.  And A Doll's House -- the play that scandalized the Victorian world with its unsparing views of love and marriage, featuring one of the most controversial heroines -- and one of the most famous exists -- in the literature of the stage.

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Four major plays by the first modern playwright, Norwegian dramatist Ibsen, which use psychological insights to blast contemporary Victorian proprieties and the bourgeoisie.

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