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Mr. Punch's Pocket Ibsen

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MR. PUNCH'S POCKET IBSEN

A COLLECTION OF SOME OF THE MASTER'S BEST KNOWN DRAMAS CONDENSED, REVISED, AND SLIGHTLY RE ARRANGED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE EARNEST STUDENT

BY

F. ANSTEY

AUTHOR OF "VICE VERSA," "VOCES POPULI," ETC.

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY BERNARD PARTRIDGE

LONDON WILLIAM HEINEMANN 1893

[ All rights reserved ]

PREFATORY NOTE

The concluding piece, "Pill Doctor Herdal," is, as the observant reader will instantly perceive, rather a reverent attempt to tread in the footprints of the Norwegian dramatist, than a version of any actually existing masterpiece. The author is conscious that his imitation is painfully lacking in the mysterious obscurity of the original, that the vein of allegorical symbolism is thinner throughout than it should be, and that the characters are not nearly so mad as persons invariably are in real life but these are the faults inevitable to a prentice hand, and he trusts that due allowances may be made for them by the critical.

In conclusion he wishes to express his acknowledgments to Messrs... Continue reading book >>


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