The Pretenders

Sevenov August 25, 2022

The Pretenders by Henrik Ibsen

Author: Henrik Ibsen | Published: 1865

The Pretenders

The Pretenders is set in 13th century Norway and depicts the rivalry between Norwegian King Håkon and his father-in-law Skule.

About Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen is one of the most famous Norwegian playwrights and poets in modern history. Born in 1828, he wrote more than thirty plays and many poems during his lifetime. He rose to international fame with his production of A Doll’s House, a feminist drama which was so controversial at the time that it sparked public debates and protests around the world. His work was instrumental in redefining theater conventions as well as social norms.

Ibsen's works explored themes such as gender roles, societal expectations, morality, psychology, and human relationships. His writing style was innovative for its time period; he often used naturalistic dialogue and unconventional story structures to convey his ideas effectively. Despite being largely misunderstood by 19th century audiences, Ibsen's works timelessly remain relevant today due to their relatable stories about human life struggles. Find out more about Henrik Ibsen at

Henrik Ibsen's Books on PageVio

PlaysCatiline | 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.

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