A Doll's House (Royal Collector's Edition) (Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket) (Hardcover)
In Norway in 1879, Nora Helmer forges her deceased father's signature for a loan. She has not told her husband, Torvald, that her illegal activities are funding their future trip to Italy. But when Torvald fires one of his employees, the disgruntled man, Krogstad, begins to blackmail Nora into helping him get his job back. In the midst of this, Nora must find a way to cope with a family friend who has confessed his love for her.
A Doll's House was based on the life of Laura Kieler, a good friend of Ibsen. Much that happened between Nora and Torvald happened to Laura and her husband, Victor. The play is significant for the way it deals with the fate of a married woman, who, at the time in Norway, lacked reasonable opportunities for self-fulfillment in a male-dominated world, despite the fact that Ibsen denies it was his intent to write a feminist play. In 2006, the centennial of Ibsen's death, A Doll's House held the distinction of being the world's most performed play that year.
This case laminate collector's edition includes a Victorian inspired dust-jacket.