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A Doll’s House (Et dukkehjem): A Guide to Criticism
by Henrik Ibsen SUMMARY: Nora is a sheltered housewife who is domineered by her husband, until circumstances force her to show her own independence. NARROW THE TOPIC: • What is the plot of the play? • Who are the characters in the play? • What is the meaning of the play? • What is the significance of the title? • Does the play raise any important issues, how are these addressed? • Did you notice any other symbols and/or images in A Doll's House? What do you think they represented? LINCC SUBJECT HEADINGS: Ibsen, Henrik Ibsen, Henrik -- Characters -- Women Ibsen, Henrik -- Criticism & Interpretation Ibsen, Henrik, 1828-1906. Dukkehjem. SOURCES SHELVED IN THE REFERENCE COLLECTION: Ref PN 501 .E87 1989 v.4 Cliffs Notes Hardbound Literary Libraries: European Literature Library Ref PN 771 .C62 Contemporary Authors (CA) Vol.141 Ref PN 44 .M3 1998 v.2 p.518 Cyclopedia of Literary Characters Rev. Ed. Ref PN 501 .E9 1983 European Authors, Vol.7 Ref PT8887 .B79 1984 Ibsen Companion: A Dictionary Guide to the Life, ... Henrik Ibsen Ref PN 50 .L574 1997 Literature and Its Times, Vol.2, p. 111-117 Ref PN 44 .M33 1996 v.3 Masterplots, Revised Second Ed., Vol.3, p.1768 Ref PN 1851 .M36 Modern World Drama: An Encyclopedia Ref PN 56 .S65 N48 1999 p. 75 Social Protest Literature: An Encyclopedia of Works, … Ref PN 771 .C59 Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (TCLC), Vol.2, p.223-26, 228-30,240-241 Ref PN 771 .C59 Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (TCLC), Vol.8, p.146-148, 150-153 Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (TCLC), Vol.16, p.154, 156,169,175,187,189 Ref PN 771 .C59 Ref PN 771 .C59 Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (TCLC), Vol.37, p.219-264 Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (TCLC), Vol.52, p.143, 155,158,162,184,191 Ref PN 771 .C59 Ref PN 523 .W67 World Literature Criticism, Vol.3 SOURCES SHELVED IN THE RESERVE COLLECTION: A Doll's House: Ibsen's Myth of Transformation Approaches to Teaching Ibsen's A Doll House Henrik Ibsen Readings on a Doll's House AVAILABLE AT THE REFERENCE DESK: Drama Criticism, Gale Research, Vol. 2, p.292Drama Criticism [by] Arthur Coleman and Gary R. Tyler, p.192-93 Drama Criticism Index, p.292 Drama for Students, Vol. 1, p.106Literary Criticism Index, p.252 PT 8861 .D87 1991 PT 8861 .A77 1985 c.2 PT 8861 .H43 1989 c.2 Ref PT 8861 .R43 1999

Magill's Bibliography of Literature Criticism, p.892 ELECTRONIC INDEXES: Gale’s Literary Index GaleNet Biography Resource (LINCCWeb) GaleNet Literature Resource (LINCCWeb) MagillonAuthors (LINCCWeb) MagillonLiterature (LINCCWeb) MLA (GaleNet via FAU) INTERNET SITES: Online Literary Criticism Collection: http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/ Research Guide to Henrik Ibsen: http://www.wcsu.edu/library/gd_ibsen.html

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