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Hedda Gabler [with] Et Dukkenhjem (A Doll's House) [with] Nar Vi Dode Vagner ( When We Dead Awaken) [with] Bygmester Solness (The Master Builder) [with] John Gabriel Borkman
1879-1899. first edition. The Father of Modern DramaFirst Editions of Printing and the Mind of Man VolumesIBSEN, Henrik. [Five first editions in original cloth]: Hedda Gabler; Et Dukkenhjem (A Doll's House); Nar Vi Dode Vagner (When We Dead Awaken); Bygmester Solness (The Master Builder); John Gabriel Borkman. Kobenhavn: Gyyldendalske Boghandels Forlag, 1879-1899. First editions, in the original Danish. Five small octavo volumes (6 3/4 x 4 3/8 in; 172 x 111 mm). Each in the publisher's original and splendid cloth trade binding (with publisher's blindstamp to lower board as called-for), all, with the exception of Et Dukkenhjem, of uniform design with color variations. Bookplate of Hans Thorsen to Hedda Gabler. A near fine collection.Hedda Gabler (1890); Et Dukkenhjem (A Doll's House, 1879); Nar Vi Dode Vagner (When We Dead Awaken, 1899); Bygmester Solness (The Master Builder, 1896); John Gabriel Borkman (1892).Hedda Gabler et al are considered to be amongst the most important plays and and Ibsen the most influential playwright since Shakespeare."It is virtually impossible to select any one play as 'typical' of Ibsen's outlook....to choose between his attacks on social corruption...and his critical studies of the subjection of women, such as 'A Doll's House' (1879) or 'The Wild Duck (1887) is not easy. Hedda Gabler has been selected here as possibly his most frequently performed play in the modern theater... Ibsen's influence on the whole course of modern drama may be indicated by the inclusion of his plays in the repertoire of every avant-garde theater of his day... Ibsen's revolutionary technique has now become firmly established... As to the social message of his plays, it should be remembered that his purpose was analytic not didactic. He was concerned with the exploration of social problems rather than with moral preaching" (Printing and the Mind of Man).Printing and the Mind of Man 375 (Hedda Gabler, etc).
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