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The Works of Henrik Ibsen (Volume 2) (Paperback) Loot Price: R460 Discovery Miles 4 600
The Works of Henrik Ibsen (Volume 2) (Paperback): Henrik Johan Ibsen
The Works of Henrik Ibsen (Volume 2) (Paperback): Henrik Johan Ibsen

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The Works of Henrik Ibsen (Volume 2) (Paperback)

Henrik Johan Ibsen

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...world than he ultimately became. When one of the Chamberlains complains of his digestion, Gregers remarks, "There are remedies for everything, Mr. Flor--else why do you suppose that an all-wise Providence has created mineral waters?"--a speech which another Chamberlain reproves as "Parisian," and which, indeed, would scarcely harmonise with the later conception of his character. The Werle family was originally named "Walle"--the change to Werle suddenly occurs in the middle of the act, at the point where Old Ekdal passes through the room. There is no allusion to the fact of there having been thirteen at table; but the idea had evidently occurred to Ibsen before he drafted the second act, in which he makes Hialmar say, "There were twelve or fourteen of us." Of the scene between Hialmar and Gregers, so indispensable to the ultimate development, there is only the slightest trace. In the scene between Gregers and Werle, Gregers evidently knows that Hialmar is married to his father's ex-mistress, but it is not clear how he has learnt the fact. Old Werle makes no allusion to "people who dive to the bottom the moment they get a couple of slugs in their body," whence it would almost seem that the symbol of the wild duck, which was to give the play its title, had not yet entered the poet's mind. The draft of the second act is very fragmentary, but we can see that all the leading ideas of the play--except one--are already present to Ibsen's mind. The three remaining acts are pretty fully drafted; nor did the poet seriously depart from the main lines here laid down. What he did was to fill in and enrich the characterisation. Hedvig in particular gains immensely in the revision. In the draft she is...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Henrik Johan Ibsen
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 84
ISBN-13: 978-1-152-84921-1
Barcode: 9781152849211
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-152-84921-2

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