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Peer Gynt

by Ibsen, Henrik. Translated by R. Farquharson Sharp

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London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1947. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. No 747 of Everyman's Library Size 7" x 4½" 242 pages. Olive cloth covered boards with stamped motif on the front cover and gilt titles to the spine. Light orange decorative pastedowns and endpapers. Condition very good / near fine, spine slightly sunned else fine.

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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
Lazarus Books Limited GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
10295
Title
Peer Gynt
Author
Ibsen, Henrik. Translated by R. Farquharson Sharp
Format/binding
Decorative Cloth
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1947
Keywords
Peer Gynt Ibsen, Henrik. Translated by R. Farquharson Sharp J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd London 1947 norwegian Grieg
Size
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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