A Doll's House

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Nov 5, 2008 - Drama - 168 pages
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Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House (1879) criticizes the nineteenth-century marriage norms and comments on the rights of women. It is the story of a woman who is going to abandon her children and marriage. Nora Helmer has an uneasy relationship with her husband Torvald Helmer, but has secretly borrowed money from Krogstad, one of Torvald's employees, to save his life. When Torvald learns about Nora's secret, he makes her life miserable.
 

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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.

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