An Enemy of the People

Full Text and Introduction (NHB Drama Classics)
by Henrik Ibsen
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Publisher: Nick Hern Books

Series: NHB Drama Classi

Publication Date: December 04, 2014

ISBN: 9781780015378

Binding: Kobo eBook

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The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and the complete text, uncluttered with footnotes. The translations, by leading experts in the field, are accurate and above all actable. The editions of English-language plays include a glossary of unusual words and phrases to aid understanding.

An Enemy of the People tells the story of an idealistic doctor, Stockmann, who discovers that the waters from which his native spa town draws its wealth are dangerously contaminated. As the citizens realise the financial implications, Stockmann comes under increasing pressure to keep silent.

Translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.