Iphigenia in Tauris
1794. The German poet, dramatist, novelist, translator, scientist and musician, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a master of world literature, the author of The Sorrows of Young Werther, Wilhelm Meister and Faust. Goethe has rewritten Euripides's Iphigenia in Tauris into a rather amazing celebration of how one pure woman could heal the insanity and evils of the pagan past, symbolized by the dysfunctional House of Atreus as well as by King Thoas, whose notion of hospitality was to sacrifice passing strangers to his god. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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