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An Enemy of the People

By: Henrik Ibsen
Published By: Double9 Books
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Henrik Ibsen, a Norwegian playwright, wrote An Enemy of the People (original title in Norwegian: En folkefiende) in 1882. Ibsen expressed some scepticism toward his protagonist, implying that his passion to speak the truth may have gone too far.The medical officer of a recently opened spa in a small town is Dr. Thomas Stockmann. According to Dr. Stockmann, there may be bacteria in the spa water. The local newspaper's editor makes the decision not to publish a story that questions how the spa treats its water.Dr. Stockmann's father-in-law believes the piece is a sophisticated hoax when it is published. The publication aims to take on the local administration and reveal its corruption.In order to comfort the audience, Dr. Peter Stockmann makes an appearance and offers a statement of his own. The town's residents are going to hear Dr. Stockmann read his water report. Respected local Aslaksen is chosen to preside over the assembly.Katrine worries that the populace will push her father-in-law out of town, but he has pledged to stay and protect the community.

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Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Johan Ibsen was a Norwegian writer and theatre director who lived from 20 March 1828 to 23 May 1906. He is credited with helping to build modernism in theatre. His best-known works are Rosmersholm, The Master Builder, Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, When We Dead Awaken, Emperor and Galilean, and A Doll's House. In Skien, Norway, Henrik Johan Ibsen was born into a wealthy merchant family. His forefathers were mostly wealthy city merchants and shipowners or members of the Upper Telemark "aristocracy of officials." Ibsen quit school when he was fifteen. Henrik Wergeland and Peter Christen Asbjrnsen and Jrgen Moe's Norwegian folktales served as inspiration for him. Under the alias "Brynjolf Bjarme," he published his first play, Catilina (1850), but it was never staged. He would only make a few trips to Norway during the following 27 years, spending most of them in Germany and Italy.After suffering many strokes, Ibsen passed away at his house at Arbins gade 1 in Kristiania (now Oslo) in March 1900. He was laid to rest at Oslo's Vr Frelsers Gravlund, often known as "The Graveyard of Our Savior." Ibsen exclaimed "On the contrary" ("Tvertimod!") as his final words before passing away.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 106 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357270175
  • ISBN-13: 9789357270175
  • Item Weight: 127.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 6.28 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Drama / European / General, Literary Criticism / European / Scandinavian, Fiction / Short Stories (single author)