Hedda Gabler, The pillars of the community, The wild duck  (Classics S.)

Hedda Gabler, The pillars of the community, The wild duck (Classics S.)

by HenrikIbsen (Author), UnaEllis-Fermor (Translator)


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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Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
Edition: New Impression
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published: 1974

ISBN 10: 014044016X
ISBN 13: 9780140440164

Author Bio
Henrik Ibsen was born at Skien in Norway in 1828. He was one of the earliest writers to dramatise the individual's alienation from society. Although never fully appreciated during his lifetime, he has since come to be recognised as one of the greatest dramatists and the 'Father of Modern Drama'. Una Ellis-Fernor has also translated other Ibsen works for the Penguin Classics.