The Quintessence of Ibsenism. G. Bernard Shaw.

The Quintessence of Ibsenism

Boston: Benj. R. Tucker, 1891. 1st. Original cloth. First American Edition. 8vo. 170 pp. Appendix. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering. Minor wear to extremities; slight fading to spine; else a near fine copy. Item #18012

"...an essay written in 1891 by George Bernard Shaw, providing an extended analysis of the works of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen and of Ibsen's critical reception in England. By extension, Shaw uses this "exposition of Ibsenism" to illustrate the imperfections of British society, notably employing to that end an imaginary "community of a thousand persons," divided into three categories: Philistines, Idealists, and the lone Realist." - wiki.

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