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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henrik Ibsen Narrator: Caroline John, Trevor Cooper, Frank Jarvis, Helen Oakleigh, Grant Gillespe Publisher: Fantom Films Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Controversy and hidden pasts are suddenly and painfully exposed as wealthy widow Mrs Alving prepares to open a new orphanage in memory of her husband. Her treasured son Oswald's return from Paris and her relationship with old friend Pastor Manders are no longer the source of joy they once were, as secrets are turned into a frightening and desperate reality.

First published in 1881 and performed the following year, Ibsen paints a bleak picture of the sacred institution of marriage and the family, and with its open discussion of the taboo subjects of free love, incest, and venereal disease, it is hardly surprising that this masterpiece caused such a hostile reaction with audiences and critics alike.

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    " I only read "A Doll's House." It isn't something I would choose to read myself, but it was still enjoyable. "

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    " This volume contains four of Ibsen's works. They indicate the nature of his talent and also suggest why his work sometimes was not accepted well. These plays represent the middle of his career. "

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    " Review of A Doll's House: The first two acts of this are so Victorian that it's absurd. Ending kicked ass though. Nora and Ayn Rand would have been cold lesbian lovers. "

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