Peer Gynt (Kobo eBook)
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Peer Gynt, Ibsen's mighty epic, is by turns fantastic and tragic.
Despite Peer's quest for absolute purity he repeatedly falls for the fleshy temptations of compromise, as he swaggers and seduces his way from the fjords of Norway to the deserts of Africa and back.
Translated and introduced by Kenneth McLeish.