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Peer Gynt

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ISBN-10: 0816609152

ISBN-13: 9780816609154

Edition: 1980 (Revised)

Authors: Henrik Ibsen, Rolf Fjelde

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Peer Gynt Henrik Ibsen The epic story of Peer's quest for the meaning of life as he staggers from the fjords of Norway to the deserts of Africa and back. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 1980
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 12/26/1980
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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…