The Quintessence of Ibsenism (Classic Reprint)

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PREFACE. IN the spring of 1890, the Fabian Society, finding itself at a loss for a course of lectures to occupy its summer meetings, was compelled to make shift with a series of papers put forward under the general heading " Socialism in Contemporary Literature." The Fabian Essayists, strongly pressed to do " something or other," for the most part shook their heads ; but in the end Sydney Olivier consented to " take Zola" ; I consented to " take Ibsen " ; and Hubert Bland undertook to read all the Socialist novels of the day, an enterprise the desperate failure of which resulted in the most amusing paper of the series. William Morris, asked to read a paper on himself, flatly declined, but gave us one on Gothic Architecture. Stepniak also came to the rescue with a lecture on modern Russian fiction ; and so the Society tided over the summer without having to close its doors, but also without having added anything what-

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CONTENTiS; PAGE; I The Two Pioneers i; II Ideals and Idealists 19; III The Womanly Woman 31; IV The Plays 46; Brand 46; Peer Gynt 49; Emperor and Galilean 56; The League of Youth 73; Pillars of Society 75; A Doll's House 78; Ghosts 82; An Enemy of the People 92; The Wild Duck 96; Rosmersholm 100; The Lady from the Sea 109; Hedda Gabler 112; V The Moral of the Plays 122; Appendix 135

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