Product Description Four of Ibsenâs most important plays in superb modern translations, part of the new Penguin Ibsen series.Â Â Â Â With her assertion that she is âfirst and foremost a human being,â rather than a wife, mother or fragile doll,Â Nora Helmer sent shockwaves throughout Europe when she appeared in Henrik Ibsenâs greatest and most famous play,Â A Dollâs House. Ibsenâs follow-up,Â Ghosts, was no less radical, with its unrelenting investigation into religious hypocrisy, family secrets, and sexual double-dealing. These two masterpieces are accompanied here by The Pillars of SocietyÂ andÂ An Enemy of the People, both exploring the tensions and dark compromises at the heart of society. About the Author HENRIK IBSEN Â (1828â1906) is often called 'the Father of Modern Drama'. Born in Norway in 1828, he enjoyed successes with the verse dramas Brand and Peer Gynt, before embarking on his great 12-Âplay cycle of society dramas, which included A Doll's House and Ghosts. After twenty-Âone years of self-Âimposed exile in Italy and Germany, Ibsen died in Norway in 1906. DEBORAH DAWKIN andÂ ERIK SKUGGEVIK, are freelance literary translators. TORE REM is a professor of British literature at the University of Oslo.