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The Sorrows of Young Werther is a loosely autobiographical novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, first published in 1774. It was Goethe's first major success, turning him from an unknown into a celebrated author practically overnight. --- The majority of the novel is presented as a collection of letters written by Werther, a young artist of a highly sensitive and passionate temperament, and sent to his friend Wilhelm. In these letters, Werther gives a very intimate account of his stay in the fictional village of Wahlheim (based on the town of Garbenheim, near Wetzlar), where he meets and falls in love with Lotte, a beautiful young girl who is taking care of her siblings following the death of their mother. Lotte is, however, already engaged to a man named Albert. Despite the pain this causes Werther, he spends the next few months cultivating a close friendship with both of them. Every day serves as a torturing reminder that Lotte will never be able to requite his love...*

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ISBN:
9781595690456
Author:
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Publisher:
MONDIAL
Translator:
Boylan, R. D.
Editor:
Dole, Nathen Haskell
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
8.50x5.50x.25 in. .31 lbs.

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