Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen audiobook

Hedda Gabler

By Henrik Ibsen
Performed by Juliet Stevenson and a full cast

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2.18 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9789629546830

Hedda Gabler, the daughter of a deceased general, marries dull George Tesman and foresees a life of middle class tedium stretching into eternity. She finds herself increasingly drawn into the clutches of her admirer, Judge Brack, who seeks to establish a ménage à trois. Then a former flame arrives in the brilliant but dissolute Eilert Lovborg to rival her husband for an academic post. After a drunken orgy, the manuscript of Lovborg’s treatise falls into her hands—where it is promptly destroyed. Discovery traps her, her romantic ideas are shattered, and there seems to be only one way out of the net—the pistols of her father, the general.

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Hedda Gabler, the daughter of a deceased general, marries dull George Tesman and foresees a life of middle class tedium stretching into eternity. She finds herself increasingly drawn into the clutches of her admirer, Judge Brack, who seeks to establish a ménage à trois. Then a former flame arrives in the brilliant but dissolute Eilert Lovborg to rival her husband for an academic post. After a drunken orgy, the manuscript of Lovborg’s treatise falls into her hands—where it is promptly destroyed. Discovery traps her, her romantic ideas are shattered, and there seems to be only one way out of the net—the pistols of her father, the general.

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Author Bio: Henrik Ibsen

Author Bio: Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906) was a major nineteenth-century Norwegian playwright, theater director, and poet. He is often referred to as “the father of prose drama” and is one of the founders of modernism in the theater. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll’s House, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, and The Master Builder. Several of his plays were considered scandalous to many of his era, when European theater was required to model strict mores of family life and propriety. Ibsen’s work examined the realities that lay behind many façades, revealing much that was disquieting to many contemporaries. It utilized a critical eye and free inquiry into the conditions of life and issues of morality. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 2.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English