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By Henrik Ibsen

ISBN-10: 1780011296

ISBN-13: 9781780011295

The NHB Drama Classics sequence offers the world's maximum performs in cheap, hugely readable versions for college kids, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the sequence are obtainable introductions (focusing at the play's theatrical and historic history, including an writer biography, key dates and proposals for extra studying) and the full textual content, uncluttered with footnotes. The translations, by means of major specialists within the box, are actual and particularly actable. The variants of English-language performs comprise a thesaurus of bizarre phrases and words to help understanding.

A Doll's House is Ibsen's progressive story of Nora's awakening to her desire for a lifetime of her own.

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It’s nice to wear nice clothes. Don’t you think? KRISTINE. Oh … yes, yes. NORA. Fortunately there were other things I could do. Last winter I was lucky: I got a lot of copying. I locked 51 myself in every evening and sat and wrote, into the small hours. It was exhausting. But it was thrilling too, to be sitting there working, earning money. Almost like a man. MRS LINDE. How much have you paid back? NORA. I really don’t know. Business: it’s hard to keep track of. All I know is, I paid every penny I could scrape together.

NORA. Can’t we burn just a little? A tiny little? Now you’re getting such a big pay-packet, pennies and pennies and pennies. HELMER. After January the first. And even then we won’t see the money till the end of the first quarter. NORA. Oh fiddle, we can borrow till then. HELMER. Nora! He takes her playfully by the ear. What a little featherbrain it is! I borrow a thousand kroner today, you spend it all by Christmas, and on New Year’s Eve a tile falls on my head and kills me – NORA (hand to mouth).

It would be a good idea. HELMER (smiling). Of course it would – if you really did manage to save it, to spend on yourself. But it’ll just go into the housekeeping, you’ll spend it on this or that, and I’ll end up forking out again. NORA. No, Torvald. HELMER. Darling Nora, yes. He puts his arm round her waist. What a sweet little featherbrain it is. But it swallows up so many pennies. It costs a lot of pennies, to keep a little featherbrain. NORA. Don’t be horrid. I do save, all I can. HELMER (with a laugh).

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