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Peer Gynt: Et Dramatisk Digt by  Henrik Ibsen - Hardcover - 1911 - from Grimalkin Books (SKU: 000589)

Peer Gynt: Et Dramatisk Digt

Peer Gynt: Et Dramatisk Digt by  Henrik Ibsen - Hardcover - 1911 - from Grimalkin Books (SKU: 000589)

Peer Gynt: Et Dramatisk Digt

by Ibsen, Henrik

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Kristiania (Oslo): Gyldendalske Boghandel Nordisk Forlag, 1911. This handsome edition of Ibsen's class dramatic poem is in Norwegian. The book is in Very Good Plus condition. (Click on photo.) It has green striated cloth covers with decorative elements in red, as well as die-stamped bright gilt lettering on the front panel and spine. The page edges are all red stained. The covers are clean, the binding is tight and secure, and the pages are bright and sparkling throughout, with only a hint of age toning. There is the penciled signature and address of a former owner on the front endpaper, which could easily be erased if the new owner so wishes. The book measures 5 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches and includes 240 pages.. Hard Cover. Very Good +/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

Synopsis

Henrik Ibsen was born of well-to-do parents at Skien, a small Norwegian coastal town, on March 20, 1828. In 1836 his father went bankrupt, and the family was reduced to near poverty. At the age of fifteen, he was apprenticed to an apothecary in Grimstad. In 1850 Ibsen ventured to Christiania — present-day Oslo — as a student, with the hope of becoming a doctor. On the strength of his first two plays he was appointed “theater-poet” to the new Bergen National Theater, where he wrote five conventional romantic and historical dramas and absorbed the elements of his craft. In 1857 he was called to the directorship of the financially unsound Christiania Norwegian Theater, which failed in 1862. In 1864, exhausted and enraged by the frustration of his efforts toward a national drama and theater, he quit Norway for what became twenty-seven years of voluntary exile abroad. In Italy he wrote the volcanic Brand (1866), which made his reputation and secured him a poet’s stipend from the government. Its companion piece, the phantasmagoric Peer Gynt , followed in 1867, then the immense double play, Emperor and Galilean (1873), expressing his philosophy of civilization. Meanwhile, having moved to Germany, Ibsen had been searching for a new style. With The Pillars of Society he found it; this became the first of twelve plays, appearing at two-year intervals, that confirmed his international standing as the foremost dramatist of his age. In 1900 Ibsen suffered the first of several strokes that incapacitated him. He died in Oslo on May 23, 1906.

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Bookseller
Grimalkin Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
000589
Title
Peer Gynt: Et Dramatisk Digt
Author
Ibsen, Henrik
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good +
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Gyldendalske Boghandel Nordisk Forlag
Place of Publication
Kristiania (Oslo)
Date Published
1911
Keywords
Norway, Norwegian Literature, Poetry
Bookseller catalogs
Foreign Language Books; World Literature;
Size
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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Grimalkin Books is located in Steelton, Pennsylvania, the first town south of Harrisburg. We specialize in older, unusual books and sets, often literary, artistic, or historical. "Grimalkin" is old English for an old gray cat, mainly because the owner, Bob Amsel, is a cat lover. All books subject to prior sale. Payment must be received within 10 days of the order or item will be returned to stock. We accept money orders, bank checks, personal checks (allow time to clear), PayPal or MasterCard/Visa through Biblio's credit card processing service. International orders must be paid in US dollars and can be paid via PayPal, credit card (through ABE), or International Postal Money Order. Your purchase will be carefully packaged to protect it during shipping. Books may not be returned just because the buyer has changed his mind. Only books with actual defects that were not mentioned by the seller in the listing may be returned. Please insure returns for their full value.

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