Peer Gynt

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C. Scribner's sons, 1905 - Epic poetry - 280 pages
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Music made me read this play. Have you ever heard these songs? * In the Hall of the Mountain King * Morning Mood They were written by Grieg, along with many other songs as the incidental music for ... Read full review

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A mystical journey through the tile characters own voyage of self discovery, combining elements of mythology with a more humane narrative concerning happiness and ambition. The story was interesting ... Read full review

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Page ix - is the very incarnation of a compromising dread of decisive committal to any one course. In Brand the problem of self-realisation and the relation of the individual to his surroundings is obscurely struggling for recognition, and in Peer Gynt it becomes the formal theme upon which all the fantastic variations of the drama are
Page 279 - SOLVEIG (sings softly). Sleep thou, dearest boy of mine! I will cradle thee, I will watch thee The boy has been sitting on his mother's lap. They two have been playing all the life-day long. The boy has been resting at his mother's breast all the life-day long. God's blessing on my joy
Page 261 - and therefore we'll say: to stand forth everywhere with Master's intention displayed like a signboard. PEER. But suppose a man never has come to know what Master meant with him ? THE BUTTON-MOULDER. He must divine it PEER. But how oft are divinings beside the mark,— then one's carried
Page 116 - ASE. Ay, think you that I've forgot ?—• It was Kari's cat that we borrowed; it sat on the log-scooped chair PEER. To the castle west of the moon, and the castle east of the sun, to Soria-Moria Castle the road ran both high and low. A stick that we found in the closet,
Page 105 - Now the palace shall rise, deeply founded! (He seizes his axe and moves away; at the same moment an OLD-LOOKING WOMAN, in a tattered green gown, comes out from the wood; an UGLY BRAT, with an ale-flagon in his hand, limps after, holding on to her skirt,) THE WOMAN. Good evening, Peer Lightfoot
Page 299 - X. MANUAL TRAINING. By Dr. CM WOODWARD, Director of the Manual Training School, St. Louis. Illustrated. " There is no greater authority on the subject than Professor Woodward.
Page 51 - ASE. Oh no, God punish me if I let you! ACT SECOND. SCENE FIRST. (A narrow path, high up in the mountains. Early morning.) (PEER GYNT comes hastily and sullenly along the path. INGRID, still wearing some of her bridal ornaments, is trying to hold him back.) PEER. Get you from me
Page 134 - fortune such as I've enjoyed I have to thank America. My amply-furnished library I owe to Germany's later schools. From France, again, I get my waistcoats, my manners, and my spice of wit,— from England an industrious hand, and keen sense for my own advantage. The Jew has taught me how to wait. Some taste for dolcefar
Page 122 - (Feels her forehead and hands cautiously; then throws the string on the chair, and says softly;) Ay, ay!—You can rest yourself Grane; for even now the journey's done. (Closes her eyes, and bends over her.) For all of your days I thank you, for beatings and lullabys !— But
Page 102 - Bars I must fix me; bars that can shut out all the cantankerous little hobgoblins.— They come with the darkness, they knock and they rattle: Open, Peer Gynt, we're as nimble as thoughts are ! 'Neath the bedstead we bustle, we rake in the ashes, down the chimney we hustle like fiery-eyed dragons. Hee-hee

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