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Hedda Gabler and Other Plays; The Pillars O fThe Community; The Wild Duck; Hedda Gabler

ISBN13: 9780140440164
ISBN: 014044016X
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: English Counties Periodicals
Published Date:
Edition 15th THUS
Pages: 368
Average Goodreads rating: 3.94/5 (633 ratings)

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.