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A Doll's House (1879): Library Resources

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House

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Alternate Titles

Please note that Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House may be listed as A Doll House, A Dollhouse, The Doll's House, or by its original Norwegian title, Et dukkehjem.

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Reference Materials

Search the Library Catalog for the following reference titles that contain material about A Doll's House. These titles may be available in other college or public libraries.

  • Contemporary Authors [vol 141]
  • Critical Survey of Drama [vol 4]
  • The Crown Guide to the World's Great Plays
  • Cyclopedia of Literary Characters [vol 2]
  • Cyclopedia of Literary Places [vol 1]
  • Cyclopedia of World Authors [vol 2]
  • Drama Criticism [vol 2]
  • Drama for Students [vol 1]
  • European Writers [vol 7]
  • An Ibsen Companion: A Dictionary-Guide to the Life, Works, and Critical Reception of Henrik Ibsen
  • Literature and Its Times [vol 2]
  • Major Modern Dramatists [vol 2]
  • Masterplots [vol 3]
  • McGraw Encyclopedia of World Drama [vol 3]
  • Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism (NCLC) - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
    • [vol 44] - locate the topical essay "Dramatic Realism"
    • [vol 156] - locate the topical essay "The New Woman in Nineteenth-Century Literature"
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Plays
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (TCLC) - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
    • [vols 2, 8, 16, 37, 52] - look for dukkehjem, et in the Cumulative Title Index, a separate paperback index that accompanies this multi-volume work

Books & Audio/Visual Materials

Conduct a "Subject Browse" search using the Library Catalog for:

  • Ibsen, Henrik

You'll find library materials that provide biographical information about Henrik Ibsen, as well criticism and interpretation of Ibsen's work.

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Research Guide to Theater

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