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Title:
A doll's house
Author:
Ibsen, Henrik, 1828-1906.
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Publication Information:
London : Faber, 1996.
Physical Description:
106 pages ; 20 cm
General Note:
Translated from the Norwegian.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
NP Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC High School 7.9 7 Quiz: 14775 Guided reading level: NR.
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ISBN:
9780571191291
Format :
Book

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Lancaster Library PT8861 .A35 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Reading List
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Summary

Summary

Nora Helmer, wife to Torvald and mother of three children, appears to enjoy living the life of a pampered, indulged child. But as her economic dependence becomes brutally clear, Nora's acceptance of the status quo undergoes a profound change. To the horror of the bewildered Torvald, himself caught in the tight web of a conservative society which demands that he exert strict control, Nora comes to see that only possible true course of action is to leave the family home.

Frank McGuinness's version of A Doll's House received its London premiere in October 1996 and opened on Broadway in 1997, where the production won four Tony Awards.


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)


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