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A Doll's House

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"You have never loved me. You have only thought it pleasant to be in love with me."
--- Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House

A Doll's House is a three-act play in prose by Henrik Ibsen. It premiered at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 21 December 1879, having been published earlier that month.

The play is significant for its critical attitude toward 19th-century marriage norms. It aroused great controversy at the time, as it concludes with the protagonist, Nora, leaving her husband and children because she wants to discover herself. Ibsen was inspired by the belief that "a woman cannot be herself in modern society," since it is "an exclusively male society, with laws made by men and with prosecutors and judges who assess feminine conduct from a masculine standpoint." Its ideas can also be seen as having a wider application: Michael Meyer argued that the play's theme is not women's rights, but rather "the need of every individual to find out the kind of person he or she really is and to strive to become that person." In a speech given to the Norwegian Association for Women's Rights in 1898, Ibsen insisted that he "must disclaim the honor of having consciously worked for the women's rights movement," since he wrote "without any conscious thought of making propaganda," his task having been "the description of humanity."

In 2006, the centennial of Ibsen's death, A Doll's House held the distinction of being the world's most performed play for that year. UNESCO has inscribed Ibsen's autographed manuscripts of A Doll's House on the Memory of the World Register in 2001, in recognition of their historical value.


Dorothy's House

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Dorothy's House is the riveting tale of an American family's journey. Their story begins with a move from Lousiana to California; which tests the strength of their bond. Dorothy's love allowed her to raise ten children while struggling through a turmultuous marriage. Her memoir is told as seen through the eyes of her youngest daughter, Stephanie.


A House In The Woods

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Warm, rich and funny a beautifully illustrated title from acclaimed picture-book maker Inga Moore.

When two Little Pigs leave their home-made huts one morning, two very large friends move in Moose and Bear. It s very nice to have your friends stay, but not when they cause your home to collapse! The solution: build a house in the woods where all four of them can live together, little and big. With some help from the beaver builders and A LOT of peanut-butter sandwiches, that s exactly what they do. Set in an idyllic woodland world, this stunning new title from Inga Moore is sure to entrance readers both young and old.

About the Author

Inga Moore has illustrated numerous classics to much critical acclaim, including Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and Oscar Wilde s The Canterville Ghost. Published almost 20 years ago, her title Six Dinner Sid continues to grace bookshop shelves and won the Smarties Book Prize. Inga lives in Gloucestershire.


Your Move

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Conjuror's House

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The girl stood on a bank above a river flowing north. At her back crouched a dozen clean whitewashed buildings. Before her in interminable journey, day after day, league on league into remoteness, stretched the stern Northern wilderness, untrodden save by the trappers, the Indians, and the beasts. Close about the little settlement crept the balsams and spruce, the birch and poplar, behind which lurked vast dreary muskegs, a chaos of bowlder-splits, the forest. The girl had known nothing different for many years. Once a summer the sailing ship from England felt its frozen way through the Hudson Straits, down the Hudson Bay, to drop anchor in the mighty River of the Moose. Once a summer a six-fathom canoe manned by a dozen paddles struggled down the waters of the broken Abitibi. Once a year a little band of red-sashed voyageurs forced their exhausted sledge-dogs across the ice from some unseen wilderness trail. That was all."



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