Drama Classics: The World’s Great Plays at a Great Little Price
Ibsen’s study of the corrosive effects of a guilty conscience.
Solness, the master builder of the title, is a self-made and successful businessman. He has stopped building the churches and towers of his youth in order to concentrate on ordinary houses for people, ever since the home that his wife inherited burnt down, with their own children inside. His guilty feelings of worthlessness spur him into absurd power struggles in his office, but he is forced to face his guilt when the provocative Hilde arrives with her story from the past…
Translated and introduced by Kenneth McLeish.