An Enemy of the People (Paperback)

By R. Farquharson Sharp (Translator), Henrik Ibsen

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781514390344, 110pp.

Publication Date: June 17, 2015

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An Enemy of the people is an 1882 play by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Ibsen wrote it in response to the public outcry against his play Ghosts, which at that time was considered scandalous. Ghosts had challenged the hypocrisy of Victorian morality and was deemed indecent for its veiled references to syphilis. Upon completion of the play, Ibsen wrote to his publisher in Copenhagen, Denmark: "I am still uncertain as to whether I should call it a comedy or a straight drama. It may have many traits of comedy, but it also is based on a serious idea.