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A Doll's House 2016

Author: Frances Gray

Publisher: York Notes

ISBN: 9781292138152


Page: 120

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Get everything you need to achieve your full potential at English Literature A Level or AS with York Notes Study Guides, now updated for Assessment Objectives 1 to 5.

A Doll's House

Author: Henrick Ibsen

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736800665

Category: Drama

Page: 107

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A Doll's House is a three-act play in prose by Henrik Ibsen. 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.


Author: J. Sheridan LeFanu

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736806965

Category: Fiction

Page: 113

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Carmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. The story is presented by Le Fanu as part of the casebook of Dr. Hesselius, whose departures from medical orthodoxy rank him as the first occult doctor in literature. The story is narrated by Laura, one of the two main protagonists of the tale. Laura begins her tale by relating her childhood in a "picturesque and solitary" castle in the midst of an extensive forest in Styria, where she lives with her father, a wealthy English widower, retired from the Austrian Service. When she was six years old, Laura had a vision of a beautiful visitor in her bedchamber. She later claims to have been bitten on the chest, although no wounds are found on her. 12 years later, Laura and her father are admiring the sunset in front of the castle when her father tells her of a letter he received earlier from his friend, General Spielsdorf. The General was supposed to bring his niece, Bertha Rheinfeldt, to visit the two, but the niece suddenly died under mysterious circumstances. The General ambiguously concludes that he will discuss the circumstances in detail when they meet later.

The Cats in the Doll Shop

Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101548118

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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When Anna spots a cat in the yard behind her parents' doll shop, she is excited. Then she realizes the cat is about to have kittens--even better! And Anna has something else to look forward to: her cousin Tania is coming from Russia to stay with Anna's family. Anna already has two sisters, but she and Tania are the exact same age--eleven--and she imagines they will get along perfectly. But Tania doesn't respond to Anna's friendly overtures, and her sisters don't seem to like Tania at all. Luckily, Anna finds a creative way to use her love of dolls and cats to bring everyone together.

Four Great Plays of Henrik Ibsen

A Doll's House, The Wild Duck, Hedda Gabler, The M

Author: Henrick Ibsen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145168567X

Category: Drama

Page: 448

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Enduring Liturature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship Four of the most popular and profound works from the playwright known as the "father of modern theater." This Enriched Classic Edition includes: • A concise introduction that gives readers important background information • A chronology of the author's life and work • A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context • An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations • Detailed explanatory notes • Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work • Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction • A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. Series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson

The Doll's House

A Detective Helen Grace Thriller

Author: M. J. Arlidge

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698194918

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Detective Helen Grace is on the trail of a twisted serial killer in this riveting thriller in the “gripping”* international bestselling series. Ruby wakes up in a strange room. Her captor calmly explains that no one is looking for her. No one wants her. Except him. When the body of a woman is found buried on a secluded beach, Detective Helen Grace is called to the scene. She knows right away that the killer is no amateur. The woman has been dead for years, and no one has even reported her missing. But why would they? She’s still sending text messages to her family. Helen is convinced that a criminal mastermind is at work: someone very smart, very careful, and worst of all, very patient. But as she struggles to piece together the killer’s motive, time is running out for a victim who is still alive... From the Trade Paperback edition.

Among the Dolls

Author: William Sleator

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0765352397

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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Vicky's disappointment in the antique dollhouse she receives for her birthday gives way to curiosity as she is literally drawn into the lives of its unusual inhabitants.

A Doll's House

Author: Henrik Ibsen

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571307698

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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The Vaughans are all set to enjoy Christmas. Thomas has been promoted and Nora is delighted. Everything at last seems to be going right, until a visitor arrives uninvited and causes them to question just how perfect their marriage is. Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House caused outrage both in its style and subject matter when first staged in 1879. Zinnie Harris's retelling is played against the backdrop of British politics at the turn of the last century - to revel a world where duty, power and hypocrisy rule. Zinnie Harris's version of A Doll's House premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in May 2009.

A Doll For Marie

Author: Louise Fatio

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385755988

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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This rediscovered gem by Caldecott-winning illustrator Roger Duvoisin is perfect for a new generation of little girls who love dolls. In the city of Paris, a beautiful but lonely doll sits on a shelf in an antique shop. She’s surrounded by old vases and teapots, but longs for a friend to play with. There is one little girl who would dearly love to own the doll, but Marie could never afford such a precious item. So Marie has to settle for admiring the doll through the window on her way home from school. But Marie and this doll are clearly meant for one another, and Marie will make sure that the doll has a home where she is loved. First published in the 1950s but long out of print, this rediscovered gem by Roger Duvoisin and his wife, Louise Fatio, is available again, ready to be read to little girls—and dolls—of a new generation.

Valley of the Dolls 50th Anniversary Edition

Author: Jacqueline Susann

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802125352

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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The 50th Anniversary Edition of Jacqueline Susann's All-Time Pop-Culture Classic At a time when women were destined to become housewives, Jacqueline Susann let us dream. Anne, Neely, and Jennifer become best friends as struggling young women in New York City trying to make their mark. Eventually, they climb their way to the top of the entertainment industry only to find that there s no place left to go but down, into the "Valley of the Dolls." "

The Methuen Drama Book of Naturalist Plays

A Doll's House, Miss Julie, The Weavers, Mrs Warren's Profession, Three Sisters, Strife

Author: Henrik Ibsen,August Strindberg,Gerhart Hauptmann,George Bernard Shaw,Anton Chekhov,John Galsworthy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

ISBN: 9781408128435

Category: Drama

Page: 480

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The study of Naturalist theatre remains a staple and often foundational part of the curriculum at all levels of drama education. This anthology of six of the most commonly studied and revived Naturalist plays from the European repertoire offers a unique compendium that will serve as required reading for drama courses and is ideal for theatre practitioners and fans. The selected plays perfectly reflect the formal and geographical diversity of Naturalist theatre as well as its major philosophical, political, and theatrical preoccupations. The volume includes Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House (1879), August Strindberg's Miss Julie (1888), Gerhart Hauptmann's The Weavers (1892), Bernard Shaw's Mrs Warren's Profession (1893), Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters (1901), and John Galsworthy's Strife (1909). A critical introduction by Dr. Chris Megson contextualizes the emergence of Naturalist theatre in the late nineteenth century, identifying its principal aims and methods; provides an analysis of the selected plays, mapping their key preoccupations; and ends by considering Naturalism's enduring legacy and resonance today.

A Doll's House and Other Plays

Author: Henrik Ibsen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141964154

Category: Drama

Page: 400

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Four of Ibsen's most important plays in superb modern translations, part of the new Penguin Ibsen series. With her assertion that she is 'first and foremost a human being', Nora Helmer sent shockwaves throughout Europe when she appeared in Ibsen's greatest and most famous play, A Doll's House. Depicting one woman's struggle to be treated as a rational human being, and not merely a wife, mother or fragile doll, the play changed the course of theatrical history and sparked debates worldwide about the roles of men and women in society. Ibsen's follow-up Ghosts was no less radical, with its unrelenting investigation into religious hypocrisy, family secrets and sexual double-dealing. These two masterpieces are accompanied here by The Pillars of Society and An Enemy of the People, both set in Norwegian coastal towns and exploring the tensions and dark compromises at the heart of society. The new Penguin series of Ibsen's major plays offer the best available editions in English, under the general editorship of Tore Rem. All the plays have been freshly translated by the best modern translators and are based on the recently published, definitive Norwegian edition of Ibsen's works. They include new introductions and editorial apparatus by leading scholars.

Doll Crafts

A Kid's Guide to Making Simple Dolls, Clothing, Accessories, and Houses

Author: Laurie Carlson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613737815

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Dolls have a unique place in childhood. They are about play, empathy, and developing communication and socialization skills. Dolls are important symbols to children of what adults value, and handmade dolls convey that the individual is important and that to be unique—less than perfect—is just fine. These concepts guide award-winning children's author Laurie Carlson's Doll Crafts, which opens up the world of doll making to children. The emphasis is on following basic instructions that are clearly illustrated with line drawings in order to help children develop creative, open-ended projects that result in unique dolls and doll play. Using inexpensive, everyday, or even recycled materials, children make clever paper dolls, simple folk art dolls, soft cuddle pals, or 18-inch felt dolls as well as cute and easy doll clothing, accessories, and basic houses. Short, informative sidebars throughout explore dolls in various cultures and religions, relate doll trivia and fun facts, and expand readers' ideas about what constitutes a doll by examining the history of action figures, scarecrows, robots, and more.

Doll Bones

Author: Holly Black,Eliza Wheeler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416963987

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 244

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Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.

House of Dolls

Author: Francesca Lia Block

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061997366

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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In a little house from another time, with lace curtains in every window and paintings hung in gold doily frames, Wildflower, Rockstar, and Miss Selene live a warm and cozy life. They wear fancy dresses, bake play-dough cakes, and spend their days enjoying one another's company. For the three dolls, life is small but good. But life is not good for Madison Blackberry, the owner of the dollhouse. Her grandmother pays more attention to the dolls than to her. The dolls have one another, but she is lonely in her big, empty apartment. Then one day, as things always do—even for dolls—everything changes. This beautiful story from the acclaimed team of Francesca Lia Block, author of such novels as Weetzie Bat, and Barbara McClintock, author and illustrator of many picture books, including Adèle & Simon, brings to life the power of love, family, and friendship.

When the dolls woke

Author: Marjorie Stover

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Co

ISBN: 9780807588826

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 136

View: 5912

Long neglected dolls come awake and help their new owner and her elderly aunt find a treasure hidden in their dollhouse years ago.

The Dollhouse Decorator

Author: Vivienne Boulton,Adrian Bailey,Philip Dowell

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9781564580771

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 80

View: 5052

Shows how to create miniature furnishings for doll houses using inexpensive materials, and includes patterns for colonial, Victorian, and modern furniture

Ship of Dolls

Author: Shirley Parenteau

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076367415X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Can a ship carrying Friendship Dolls to Japan be Lexie’s ticket to see her fun-loving mother again? A heartwarming historical novel inspired by a little-known true event. It’s 1926, and the one thing eleven-year-old Lexie Lewis wants more than anything is to leave Portland, Oregon, where she has been staying with her strict grandparents, and rejoin her mother, a carefree singer in San Francisco’s speakeasies. But Mama’s new husband doesn’t think a little girl should live with parents who work all night and sleep all day. Meanwhile, Lexie’s class has been raising money to ship a doll to the children of Japan in a friendship exchange, and when Lexie learns that the girl who writes the best letter to accompany the doll will be sent to the farewell ceremony in San Francisco, she knows she just has to be the winner. But what if a jealous classmate and Lexie’s own small lies to her grandmother manage to derail her plans? Inspired by a project organized by teacher-missionary Sidney Gulick, in which U.S. children sent more than 12,000 Friendship Dolls to Japan in hopes of avoiding a future war, Shirley Parenteau’s engaging story has sure appeal for young readers who enjoy historical fiction, and for doll lovers of all ages.

Enchanted Dolls' House Wedding

Author: Robyn Johnson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781593541972

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Albert and Lucinda from the beloved The Enchanted Dolls' House have pled their troth (Victorian for "got engaged!"). It is a happy time for everyone in the Enchanted Dolls' House. All the dollsfrom the servant dolls to the toy dolls, even the resident dog and cat dollsenthusiastically join together to celebrate a joyous wedding with all the fashionable and tasteful accoutrement of the Edwardian, Regency and Victorian eras available to them. Four masterfully conceived and constructed pop-up buldings amaze with historical accuracy and bustle with activity: Shop for wedding finery in an Edwardian department store. See the toiletries, accessories, hair styles, and beautiful wedding clothes from which the dolls choose. Attend a wedding breakfast, complete with musicians, favors, and a glorious cake garnished with marzipan pearls, pendants and bows. Peek through windows and doors of a Victorian Manor Dolls' House and a Regency Dolls' House to see the dolls observe their elegant way of life. And finally, attend a breathtakingly beautiful wedding in a Victorian Chapel. Overflowing with doll lore and loving rendered details of wedding gifts, food, and flowers, readers of all ages will attend the wedding of their dreams!

The Surprise Doll 60th Anniversary Edition

Author: Morrell Gipson

Publisher: Purple House Press

ISBN: 9781930900424

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 46

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After receiving six dolls from her father--one brought back from each of his sea journeys--Mary wishes for a seventh doll to become her "Sunday" doll.

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