John Gabriel Borkman By William Archer (Translator), Henrik Ibsen Cover Image
By William Archer (Translator), Henrik Ibsen
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John Gabriel Borkman is the penultimate play of the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, written in 1896. The Borkman family fortunes have been brought low by the imprisonment of John Gabriel who used his position as a bank manager to speculate with his investors' money. The action of the play takes place eight years after Borkman's release when John Gabriel Borkman, Mrs. Borkman, and her twin sister Ella Rentheim fight over young Erhart Borkman's future. Though John Gabriel Borkman continues the line of naturalism and social commentary that marks Ibsen's middle period, the final act suggests a new phase for the playwright, a phase brought to fruition in his final more symbolic work When We Dead Awaken.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781514390405
ISBN-10: 151439040X
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: June 17th, 2015
Pages: 94
Language: English