Olaf Liljekrans by Henrik Ibsen
Author: Henrik Ibsen | Published: 1856
Olaf, the titular character, is from a wealthy family and runs away to avoid an arranged marriage. His lover, Alfhild, also leaves her family to be with him. In contrast, Olaf's intended bride, Ingeborg, decides to elope with her servant, Hemming.
About Henrik Ibsen
Henrik Ibsen is one of the most celebrated and influential playwrights in modern literature. His plays are renowned for their candid and often controversial exploration of social issues, ranging from bourgeois respectability to sexual morality. Born in Norway in 1828, Ibsen wrote a wealth of plays throughout his career, including A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler and The Wild Duck. His works have been translated into numerous languages and produced around the world countless times.
Ibsen was an innovator who helped define the conventions of modern drama. Through his works he articulated a deep understanding of human psychology as well as strong critiques against social norms that sought to confine individuals within rigid expectations. He also boldly addressed taboo subjects such as women's rights and marital infidelity with remarkable candor for his time period. Find out more about Henrik Ibsen at sevenov.com.
Henrik Ibsen's Books on PageVio
Plays: Catiline | The Burial Mound | Lady Inger of Ostrat | The Feast at Solhaug | Olaf Liljekrans | The Vikings at Helgeland | Love's Comedy | The Pretenders | Brand | Peer Gynt | Emperor and Galilean | The Pillars of Society | A Doll's House | Ghosts | An Enemy of the People | The Wild Duck | Rosmersholm | The Lady from the Sea | Hedda Gabler | The Master Builder | Little Eyolf | John Gabriel Borkman | When We Dead Awaken
Here's a full list of Henrik Ibsen's books.