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The Sorrows of Young Werther (Vintage Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

A major work of German romanticism in a translation that is acknowledged as the definitive English language version. The Vintage Classics edition also includes NOVELLA, Goethe's poetic vision of an idyllic pastoral society.

Synopsis:

When this book was published in 1774, it inspired a mass cult of feelings (and reputedly a few suicides) and made its author one of the first literary celebrities. It is a story of a tormented young man whose fixation on an inaccessible woman culminates in tragedy may be read as a celebration of unfettered emotion or as a mercilessly accurate portrait of a man whose dedication to pure feeling turns him into a monster.

About the Author

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE (1749-1832) was a novelist, poet, playwright, philosopher, and scientist. He wrote The Sorrows of Young Werther when he was just twenty-four. His enduring dramatic poem "Faust" took fifty-seven years to write and was published in its entirety only after Goethes death at eighty-three.

BURTON PIKE is professor emeritus of comparative literature at CUNY Graduate Center. A leading critic, scholar, and translator of German literature, he has written and edited books on Robert Musil, Thomas Mann, and many others, and was the editor and co-translator of Musils The Man With-out Qualities.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679729518
Editor:
Walther, LuAnn
Translator:
Bogan, Louise
Author:
Von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
Author:
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Author:
Johann Wolfgang Goethe Foreword by W.H. Auden
Author:
Walther, LuAnn
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Unrequited love.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Classics
Series Volume:
71
Publication Date:
19900631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.15x5.22x.60 in. .52 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , When this book was published in 1774, it inspired a mass cult of feelings (and reputedly a few suicides) and made its author one of the first literary celebrities. It is a story of a tormented young man whose fixation on an inaccessible woman culminates in tragedy may be read as a celebration of unfettered emotion or as a mercilessly accurate portrait of a man whose dedication to pure feeling turns him into a monster.
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