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Enchantment, The  

Enchantment, The $19.95 ex GST
$21.95 inc GST

Published alongside the National Theatre premiere of the mesmeric but little-known play by the woman who was reputedly a model for Miss Julie and Hedda Gabler.

One sunny day in Paris, Gustave Alland, famous artist and philanderer, visits Louise Strandberg - convalescing in her brother's studio - and casts her effortlessly under his spell. In a vain attempt to escape, she exiles herself to her provincial hometown in Sweden. But a letter propels her back to Paris and into his arms. And for a brief moment, ecstasy is hers...

An astonishingly mature work... a cry for equality that still resonates today  -   Times

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-999-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


VICTORIA BENEDICTSSON was born in Sweden in 1850 and killed herself in a hotel room in Copenhagen thirty-eight years later. She is known chiefly for her novels, in which she depicted the inequality of marriage and the absence of rights for women.

CLARE BAYLEY is a playwright and former theatre critic. Her first play, Northern Lights, was described in a glowing review by Guardian critic Michael Billington, as '...a rare play: one that teases big issues out of intimate relationships.' Other plays include: Blavatsky, The Shift and The Woman Who Swallowed a Pin which was nominated for the Peter Brook Empty Space Award.