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The Sorrows of Young Werther: and Selected Writings (Signet Classics)

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The Sorrows of Young Werther brings to life an idyllic German village where a youth on vacation meets and falls for lovely Charlotte. The tragedy unfolds in the letters Werther writes to his friend about Charlotte’s charms, even after he realizes his love will remain unrequited. “Reflections on Werther” and “Goethe in Sesenheim,” collections of excerpts from the author’s own memoirs, reveal the genius who, as Nietzsche said, “disciplined himself into wholeness.” Next is “The New Melusina,”the delightful story of a pixie princess who assumes the form of a woman as she searches for a human mate. Finally, “The Fairy Tale” is a sophisticated but strange story in which the laws of nature and physics do not apply—mingled among its human characters is a cast of two sentient will-o’-the-wisps, a giant and his shadow, a talking green serpent, and four metal statues.
 
With an Introduction by Marcelle Clements
and a New Afterword

Synopsis:

This classic selection of writings by Goethe reflects the author's philosophy of love and death.

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Synopsis:

This classic selection of writings by Goethe reflects the author's philosophy of love and death.

About the Author

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in Frankfurt-on-Main in 1749. He studied at Leipzig, where he showed interest in the occult, and at Strassburg, where Herder introduced him to Shakespeare’s works and to folk poetry. He produced some essays and lyrical verse, and at twenty-two wrote Götz von Berlichingen, a play which brought him national fame and established him in the current Sturm und Drang movement. This was followed by the novel The Sorrows of Young Werther in 1774, which was an even greater success.

Goethe began work on Faust, and Egmont, another tragedy before being invited to join the government of Weimar. His interest in the classical world led him to leave suddenly for Italy in 1786 and the Italian Journey recounts his travels there. Iphigenia in Tauris and Torquato Tasso, classical dramas, were written at this time. Returning to Weimar, Goethe started the second part of Faust, encouraged by Schiller. In 1806 he married Christiane Vulpius. During this late period he finished his series of Wilhelm Master books and wrote many other works, including The Oriental Divan (1819). He also directed the State Theatre and worked on scientific theories in evolutionary botany, anatomy and color. Goethe completed Faust in 1832, just before he died.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451529626
Translator:
Hutter, Catherine
Introduction:
Clements, Marcelle
Translator:
Hutter, Catherine
Introduction by:
Clements, Marcelle
Introduction:
Clements, Marcelle
Author:
Clements, Marcelle
Author:
Krimmer, Elisabeth
Author:
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Author:
Von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
Author:
Weigand, Hermann J.
Author:
Hutter, Catherine
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Signet Classics
Publication Date:
20130305
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
6.84x4.22x.59 in. .28 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

The Sorrows of Young Werther: and Selected Writings (Signet Classics)
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This classic selection of writings by Goethe reflects the author's philosophy of love and death.

@SourKraut Met a new girl today! Need to avoid being trapped in the friend zone this time.

She is engaged to some dweeb named Albert. What kind of a name is Al?

Truly, I am so sad. I am overcome with despair. I feel nothing but sorrow.

Have I noted how upset I am? I am very upset. #pain #angst #suffering #sexdep

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