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Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906)

Author of A Doll's House

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About the Author

Henrik Ibsen, poet and playwright was born in Skein, Norway, in 1828. His creative work spanned 50 years, from 1849-1899, and included 25 plays and numerous poems. During his middle, romantic period (1840-1875), Ibsen wrote two important dramatic poems, Brand and Peer Gynt, while the period from show more 1875-1899 saw the creation of 11 realistic plays with contemporary settings, the most famous of which are A Doll's House, Ghosts, Hedda Gabler, and The Wild Duck. Henrik Ibsen died in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway in 1906. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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(nor) **Henrik Ibsens skrifter utgitt fra 2005-2010. Bestående av 2 serier: 1) Henrik Ibsens skrifter & 2) Henrik Ibsens skrifter, kommentarbind. Serien har ialt 16 tvillingbind.**

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Series

Works by Henrik Ibsen

A Doll's House (1879) 5,426 copies
Peer Gynt (1867) 1,636 copies
Hedda Gabler (1890) 1,583 copies
Ghosts (1881) 829 copies
An Enemy of the People (1882) 761 copies
The Wild Duck (1884) 632 copies
Brand (1866) 370 copies
The Master Builder (1892) — Author — 279 copies
The Works of Henrik Ibsen (1867) 262 copies
The Lady From The Sea (1888) — Author — 169 copies
Samlede verker (1906) — Author — 132 copies
Rosmersholm (1886) — Author — 131 copies
A Doll's House / Hedda Gabler / The Wild Duck (1959) — Author — 115 copies
When We Dead Awaken (1899) — Author — 110 copies
John Gabriel Borkman (1896) — Author — 105 copies
Pillars of Society (1877) — Author — 97 copies
Ghosts / The Wild Duck / The Master Builder (1927) — Author — 80 copies
Emperor and Galilean (1907) — Author — 75 copies
Brand / Peer Gynt (2006) — Author — 74 copies
A Doll's House / The Wild Duck (1981) — Author — 70 copies
The Wild Duck / Hedda Gabler (1961) — Author — 65 copies
Seven Plays By Henrik Ibsen (Classics Club) (1942) — Author — 62 copies
Little Eyolf (1894) — Author — 59 copies
A Doll's House / Hedda Gabler (1989) — Author — 56 copies
The Pretenders (1863) — Author — 52 copies
Terje Vigen (1908) 49 copies
Nutidsdramaer 1877-99 (1962) — Author — 46 copies
Pillars of Society / A Doll's House / Ghosts (1952) — Author — 46 copies
Ghosts / An Enemy of the People / The Wild Duck (1948) — Author — 45 copies
A Doll's House / Ghosts (1906) — Author — 37 copies
Samlede verker. B.1 (1991) — Author — 36 copies
Love's Comedy (1978) — Author — 35 copies
Brand / Emperor and Galilean (1986) — Author — 29 copies
A Doll's House / Ghosts / An Enemy of the People (1910) — Author — 29 copies
Hedda Gabler / The Master Builder (1907) — Author — 29 copies
A Doll's House / John Gabriel Borkman (1941) — Author — 28 copies
Teatre (1985) 28 copies
Peer Gynt / The Pretenders (1987) 26 copies
Samlede verker. B.2 (1991) — Author — 23 copies
Ghosts / The Wild Duck (1881) — Author — 21 copies
Fra Brand til Keiser og Galilæer 1866-73 (1972) — Author — 21 copies
An Enemy of the People / The Wild Duck (1907) — Author — 21 copies
The Vikings at Helgeland (1993) — Author — 20 copies
The Pretenders / Pillars of Society / Rosmersholm (1913) — Author — 19 copies
The League of Youth (1867) — Author — 19 copies
The Vikings at Helgeland / The Pretenders (2007) — Author — 18 copies
Catilina (1993) — Author — 18 copies
A Doll's House / The Lady from the Sea (2000) — Author — 17 copies
Lady Inger of Östrat (1992) — Author — 17 copies
Rosmersholm / The Lady from the Sea (1908) — Author — 17 copies
The Feast at Solhoug (2008) — Author — 17 copies
From Ibsen's Workshop (1978) 15 copies
Drammi (1982) 15 copies
Dikt (1978) 14 copies
Pjäser. 2 (2008) 12 copies
Sämtliche Werke — Author — 12 copies
The League of Youth / Pillars of Society (1906) — Author — 11 copies
Peer Gynt: Hedda Gabler (1988) — Author — 10 copies
Catiline / The Warrior's Barrow / Olaf Liljekrans (1970) — Author — 10 copies
Teatro (1850 - 1866) Vol. * (1982) 10 copies
Samlede verker. B.2 (1991) 10 copies
The Henrik Ibsen Collection (2007) — Original stories — 9 copies
Pjäser. 1 (2008) 9 copies
The Plays of Henrik Ibsen (1930) 9 copies
Három dráma (1987) 9 copies
Théâtre (2006) 8 copies
Ibsens beste (2005) 8 copies
Teatro completo (1915) 8 copies
The League of Youth / Emperor and Galilean (1963) — Author — 6 copies
Toneel (1987) 6 copies
Drammi 6 copies
The Burial Mound (2015) — Author — 5 copies
Utvalgte Verker (1997) 4 copies
3: (1993) 4 copies
Olaf Liljekrans (2010) 4 copies
A Doll's House / The Master Builder (2010) — Author — 3 copies
Terjevigen 3 copies
When We Dead Awaken / Rosmersholm (1991) — Author — 3 copies
Emperor and Galilean / A Doll's House / Ghosts (1912) — Author — 3 copies
Vita dalle lettere (1995) 3 copies
Hedda Gabler (2009) 3 copies
The Wild Duck (2018) — Original play — 3 copies
Ibsens dramatik 3 copies
Letters of Henrik Ibsen (1905) 3 copies
Prose Dramas 3 copies
Plays 3 copies
Fyra pjäser (2019) 2 copies
Dramaty 2 copies
Eleven Plays of Henrik Ibsen (1950) — Author — 2 copies
Samtidsdramatik. 1 (2015) 2 copies
Die Dramen (2007) 2 copies
The Works Of Henrik Isben (1928) 2 copies
I drammi (1959) 2 copies
Die Stützen der Gesellschaft / Nora. (1988) — Author — 2 copies
Samtidsdramatik. 2 (2015) — Author — 2 copies
Dramatische werken (2010) 2 copies
Ord av Ibsen (1998) 2 copies
Henrik Ibsen - Samlede verker 2 (1975) — Author — 2 copies
Die grossen Dramen (2006) — Author — 2 copies
Näidendid (2005) 2 copies
Drames contemporains (2005) 2 copies
Teatro Selecto: Ibsen (1988) 1 copy
Casa da Boneca Livro 1 (1998) 1 copy
Dramen (1995) 1 copy
Seis Dramas 1 copy
Drāmas 1 copy
Peer Gynr 1 copy
Digte 1 copy
Henrik Ibsen 1850-1863 (2005) 1 copy
Tutto il teatro 3 (1985) 1 copy
Dramen (1991) 1 copy
Драмы 1 copy
Hry. IV 1 copy
Hry 1 copy
Dramen II 1 copy
Dramen I 1 copy
Dramen 2 1 copy
Dramen 1 1 copy
Schauspiele (1968) 1 copy
Ibsen Henrik 1 copy
Drāmas 1 copy
Poesie 1 copy
Ibsensitat 1 copy
Hry III 1 copy
Peer Gynt / Rosmersholm / When we dead waken (2006) — Author — 1 copy
Hry I. (2006) 1 copy
Catilina / The Burial Mound (1992) — Author — 1 copy
Brev 1845-1905 (1979) 1 copy
Ord av Henrik Ibsen (1980) 1 copy
Edvrd Grieg -Peer Gynt (2005) 1 copy
Izlase 1 copy
I drammi 1-2 1 copy
Doll's House (1996) 1 copy
Vadkacsa ; Solness építőmester — Author — 1 copy
Lyrical Poems (2015) 1 copy
Plays, The 1 copy
Samlede Verker Bind IV (1941) 1 copy
Werke 1 copy

Associated Works

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contributor, some editions — 929 copies
Six Great Modern Plays (1956) — Contributor — 474 copies
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contributor — 393 copies
Eight Great Tragedies (1957) — Contributor — 390 copies
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Contributor — 341 copies
The Essential Feminist Reader (2007) — Contributor — 321 copies
Masterpieces of the Drama (1966) — Contributor — 180 copies
Four Modern Plays (First Series) (1944) — Contributor — 94 copies
Contemporary Drama: 15 Plays (1959) — Contributor — 70 copies
Modern and Contemporary Drama (1958) — Contributor — 43 copies
15 International One-Act Plays (1969) — Contributor — 32 copies
14 great plays (1977) — Contributor — 31 copies
Nine Great Plays: From Aeschylus to Eliot (Revised Edition) (1950) — Contributor; Contributor — 27 copies
World's Great Plays (1944) — Contributor — 22 copies
Treasury of the Theatre: From Ibsen to Sartre (1951) — Contributor — 17 copies
Fairy Poems (2023) — Contributor — 16 copies
Fifteen Famous European Plays (1942) — Contributor — 11 copies
Three Plays About Doctors (1961) — Contributor — 9 copies
The Daughter [2015 film] (2016) — Original play — 5 copies
BYU Studies - Vol. 04, No. 1 (Autumn 1961) (1961) — Contributor — 2 copies

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Ibsen, Henrik Johan
Other names
Bjarme, Brynjolf
Birthdate
1828-03-20
Date of death
1906-05-23
Burial location
Cemetery of Our Saviour, Vår Frelsers Gravlund, Oslo, Norway
Gender
male
Nationality
Norway
Birthplace
Skien, Norway
Place of death
Kristiania, Norway
Cause of death
a series of strokes
Places of residence
Skien, Norway (birth)
Grimstad, Norway
Kristiania, Norway (death|now Oslo)
Bergen, Norway
Dresden, Germany
Munich, Bavaria, Germany (show all 7)
Rome, Italy
Education
Oslo University (then Christiania)
Occupations
chemist's apprentice
playwright
director
poet
Relationships
Ibsen, Bergliot (daughter-in-law)
Short biography
Ibsen started writing plays in 1849 but was not successful until "Brand," a dramatic poem published in 1866.  "A Doll's House" was the play that finally made him internationally famous about 10 years after it was written in 1879.  He suffered a stroke in 1900 and stopped writing after that.

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Reviews

Not stamped O Kvindesland, many with the same covers. Some are stamped or hand written
 
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Kringla | 5 other reviews | May 30, 2024 |
Four plays that engage the mind and worth rereading.
 
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charlie68 | 8 other reviews | May 17, 2024 |
An old classic with a little bit of 1880's politics and a little bit of suicide. I read this because Robert Galbraith/J. K. Rowling alludes to it in one of the Cormoran Strike books, and hubby and I were curious.
Not really my cup of tea, but it's a short play, so not long enough to regret.
 
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TraSea | 6 other reviews | Apr 29, 2024 |
 
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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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Languages
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Favorited
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