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A Doll's House
Henrik Ibsen

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A Doll's House1
by Henrik Ibsen

A play in three acts, first published in 1879.
A woman  has committed forgery to save her husband's life; the husband responds harshly to her socially disreputable deed and, refusing to suffer his response, she leaves the family.


 
CHARACTERS
TORVALD HELMER
NORA, his wife
DOCTOR RANK
MRS. LINDEN2
NILS KROGSTAD
THE HELMERS' THREE CHILDREN
ANNA3, their nurse
A MAID-SERVANT (ELLEN)
A PORTER

The action passes in Helmer's house (a flat) in Christiania.


1 From The Collected Works of Henrick Ibsen. Vol. 7. Trans. William Archer. London: William Heineman, 1906-1908.
2 In the original "Fru Linde."
3 In the original "Anne-Marie."
PORTRAIT: Henrik Ibsen by Henrik Olrik (1879).
CITATION INFORMATION (in MLA format): Ibsen, Henrik. A Doll's House. Translated by William Archer. Gleeditions, 17 Apr. 2011, www.gleeditions.com/adollhouse/students/toc.asp?lid=201Originally published as A Doll's House: A Play in Three Acts, by Henrik Ibsen, Walter H. Baker, 1890.
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