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The Lady from the Sea

By: Henrik Ibsen
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Lady from the Sea" by Henrik Ibsen is a compelling Norwegian play that delves into the depths of human psychology and societal constraints. Set against a backdrop rich with sea imagery and symbolism, the drama unfolds as the female protagonist grapples with themes of marriage, freedom, and identity. Through intricate psychological exploration, Ibsen masterfully navigates the inner conflict of the characters, highlighting the choices they face and the transformative journey they undertake. As the narrative progresses, the tension builds, mirroring the turbulent waves of the sea, as the characters confront their desires and confrontations. Ibsen's skillful use of symbolism adds layers of depth to the storyline, inviting audiences to ponder the deeper meaning behind the characters' actions and motivations. With its powerful portrayal of human emotions and societal expectations, "The Lady from the Sea" emerges as a timeless masterpiece of Norwegian literature. Through the lens of the female protagonist's struggle for autonomy and self-discovery, Ibsen invites readers to contemplate the complexities of human existence and the universal quest for personal fulfillment and transformation within the constraints of society.

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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: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 90 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362765047
  • ISBN-13: 9789362765048
  • Item Weight: 117g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 5.42mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / General