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Review: The Sorrows of Young Werther

User Review  - Agumn - Goodreads

Incredibly emotional ending, but the remaining 3/4 of the book are mostly worthless. Werther's/Goethe's exaggerated writing style in the beginning was particularly annoying. Read full review

Review: The Sorrows of Young Werther

User Review  - Evelyn - Goodreads

For such a slim book, this is an emotionally heavy read and one of the earliest literary classics to examine the trauma and pain of unrequited love. Written as a series of letters to a friend, our ... Read full review

Review: The Sorrows of Young Werther

User Review  - Annia Martinez - Goodreads

I loved the book even with the sad ending. Goethe was a genius, no doubt. Read full review

Review: The Sorrows of Young Werther

User Review  - Sharon - Goodreads

First of all, please let me say how much I love Goethe. I really do. The "Elective Affinities" is a stunning novel and he was an incredible, genial writer. Said that, the burning hate I felt for young ... Read full review

Review: The Sorrows of Young Werther

User Review  - John Zelazny - Goodreads

Before I was halfway through this book I had already connected with it on a deep level. I didn't know what was going to happen in the end but I knew Goethe was telling my story and the opposite of my ... Read full review

Review: The Sorrows of Young Werther

User Review  - Petra - Goodreads

meh. I think I'll appreciate it a lot more when we analyse it in class. Read full review

Review: The Sorrows of Young Werther

User Review  - Rdt - Goodreads

I'm sorry, but I just didn't get it. There is a good reason why people don't write epistolary novels any more -- they don't work very well. Werther doesn't grab me as a character, and Charlotte is so ... Read full review

Review: The Sorrows of Young Werther

User Review  - Hempenasphalt - Goodreads

I can relate to poor Werther, but I found the extended passages of excerpts from Ossian to be way too over-the-top and ridiculous. I really disappointed my friend who loves Goethe, saying that. But ... Read full review

Review: The Sorrows of Young Werther

User Review  - Massimo Gioffre - Goodreads

A classic romantic drama. It sounds a bit old nowadays. Read full review

Review: The Sorrows of Young Werther

User Review  - Daniel Stephens - Goodreads

SPOILERS (though, on a book this old, and well known, I can't really see the warning is needed) Perhaps it is cliché to criticise one of the founding works of the Romantic Movement for portraying an ... Read full review

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