Ibsen: Four Major Plays by Henrik Ibsen. Plays included - A Doll House, The Wild Duck, Hedda Gabler and The Master Builder.
Translated and with a foreword by Rolf Fjelde.
Published by The New American Library ("A Signet Classic") in 1965. Fourth printing.
384 pages / 4.25 x 7 x .6 inches / 10.6 x 17.7 x 1.6 centimeters
Please see the images above for an accurate representation of what the book looks like, but...
Wear to the cover ( some creasing / fading / slight discoloration).
Name written on the first page.
A bit musty. Some of the pages are slightly rumpled.
ON THE BACK COVER -
"Before I write down one word, I have to have the character in mind through and through. I must penetrate to the last wrinkle of his soul....Then I do not let him go until his fate is fulfilled." Thus Henrik Ibsen described the process of visual creation by which he shaped the major works of his maturity. Brilliant in design, multi-leveled in meaning, these four plays project Ibsen's revealing criticism of society and his almost uncanny perception of the intricacies of human motivations and relationships. Exposed are the demonic forces of greed, fear, sexual hostility, and willful destructiveness, rising to shatter the prosaic surface of middle-class life. Here, presented in memorable new translations, are dramas of universal significance, the crowning achievements of the artist who stands as the father of the modern theater. As Rolf Fjelde writes, it was Ibsen's purpse "not to lull--nor merely shock--the bourgeoisie, not to lecture the proletariat, but to instigate human beings into existence, to dare each individual to think, to feel, to question, to live..."