Margot (midnight_birth) wrote in margot_quotes,

Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen.


Title: Hedda Gabler.
Author: Henrik Ibsen.
Genre: Fiction, literature, plays, social criticism.
Country: Germany.
Language: Norwegian.
Publication Date: 1890.
Summary: Ibsen's Hedda is an aristocratic and spiritually hollow woman, nearly devoid of redeeming virtues. A woman of no conscience and no conviction, a strong mind trapped in an unstimulated and unhappy life, she remains mean, envious, insolent and cruel in protest against others' happiness. Her feeling of anger and jealousy toward a former schoolmate, and her ruthless manipulation of her husband and an earlier admirer, lead her down a destructive path that ends abruptly with her own tragic demise.

My rating: 7/10
Tags: 1890s, 19th century - fiction, 19th century - plays, feminism (fiction), fiction, foreign lit, literature, norwegian - fiction, norwegian - plays, plays, social criticism (fiction), suicide (fiction), translated

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