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A doll's house
Uniform Title:
Dukkehjem. English
Dover edition.
New York : Dover Publications, 1992.
Physical Description:
vii, 72 pages ; 21 cm.
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General Note:
"An unabridged, slightly corrected republication of an anonymous, undated English translation published by Bartholomew House, Inc., New York."--Title page verso.
Ibsen's best-known play displays his genius for realistic prose drama. An expression of women's rights, the play climaxes when the central character, Nora, rejects a smothering marriage and life in "a doll's house."
Program Information:
7.0 Reading Counts RC 9-12 7.9 14775.

Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.9 4.0 10028.
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Call Number
839.8226 IBSEN

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One of the best-known, most frequently performed of modern plays, displaying Ibsen's genius for realistic prose drama. A classic expression of women's rights, the play builds to a climax in which the central character, Nora, rejects a smothering marriage and life in "a doll's house." Publisher's Note. Contents. Dramatis Personae.

Author Notes

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 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)

Table of Contents

Henrik Johan Ibsen: 1828-1906p. v
Plotp. xiii
Commentaryp. xix
The historical situationp. xix
Ibsen and nineteenth-century Norwegian theatrep. xix
Ibsen's naturalismp. xxiv
Charactersp. xxxi
Themesp. xli
Imagesp. xlv
Ibsen's influencep. xlvii
Further readingp. 1
A Doll's Housep. 21
Act 1

p. 23

Act 2

p. 55

Act 3

p. 80

Notesp. 106