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This new translation, the first to be based on the latest critical edition of Ibsen's works, offers the best version available in English.

Four of Ibsen's most important plays in superb modern translations, part of the new Penguin Ibsen series.
With her assertion that she is 'first and foremost a human being', Nora Helmer sent shockwaves throughout Europe when she appeared in Ibsen's greatest and most famous play, A Doll's House. Depicting one woman's struggle to be treated as a rational human being, and not merely a wife, mother or fragile doll, the play changed the course of theatrical history and sparked debates worldwide about the roles of men and women in society. Ibsen's follow-up Ghosts was no less radical, with its unrelenting investigation into religious hypocrisy, family secrets and sexual double-dealing. These two masterpieces are accompanied here by The Pillars of the Community and An Enemy of the People, both set in Norwegian coastal towns and exploring the tensions and dark compromises at the heart of society.
The new Penguin series of Ibsen's major plays offer the best available editions in English, under the general editorship of Tore Rem. The plays have been freshly translated by the best modern translators and are based on the recently published, definitive Norwegian edition of Ibsen's works. They all include new introductions and editorial apparatus by leading scholars.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780141194561

    July 18, 2016

    Penguin Classics

    400 pages

    RRP $26.99

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  • Paperback

    9780140441468

    September 1, 1965

    Penguin Classics

    336 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • EBook

    9780141964157

    June 30, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

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