Hedda Gabler

Front Cover
Henrik Ibsen
MobileReference.com, 2010 - Electronic books - 306 pages
155 Reviews
Hedda Gabler is a play first published in 1890 by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. The play premiered in 1891 in Germany to negative reviews, but has subsequently gained recognition as a classic of realism, nineteenth century theatre, and world drama. A 1902 production was a major sensation on Broadway starring Minnie Maddern Fiske and following its initial limited run was revived with the actress the following year.OCo Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia."

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
48
4 stars
51
3 stars
37
2 stars
13
1 star
6

Intense plot, beautifully executed ending. - Goodreads
I love the ending most, it was perfect. - Goodreads
... and then the ending happened. - Goodreads

Review: Hedda Gabler

User Review  - Dylan Kawalec - Goodreads

Ambiguous, an overwhelming drama/tragedy. It was mysterious, and leaves you in confusion each step of the way. Let's you see the ugly side of human nature. I read Three Days of Rain and it ruined the plot for me. Read full review

Review: Hedda Gabler

User Review  - Pat - Goodreads

I was daunted by the prospect of reading a play but wanted to meet all the criteria for the 2015 Classics Challenge. Ibsen's dialogue is so intense and powerful from the first scene that I was ... Read full review

All 12 reviews »

About the author (2010)

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.

Bibliographic information